Chrissy Teigen Finally Admits To Being ‘An Insecure, Attention Seeking Troll’ — But Does She Mean it?

Chrissy Teigen Finally Admits To Being ‘An Insecure, Attention Seeking Troll’ — But Does She Mean it?

Teigen apologized for bullying, but her victim says it "feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with ... brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record.”
Evita Duffy
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The queen of cancel culture Chrissy Teigen has apologized for being “an insecure, attention seeking troll” after the Daily Beast and conservative baddie Candace Owens shed light on how Teigen viciously bullied model and singer Courtney Stodden. In 2011 and 2012, Teigen tweeted at teenage Stodden saying she looked “like an idiot,” was “so effing weird,” and even fantasized about her dying.

In March, Teigen dramatically left Twitter, telling her followers, “I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter,” in a “farewell” thread. “For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised.” The attention addict, however, returned to the platform a mere three weeks later.

After Teigen’s Twitter departure, Stodden called her out for doing the real “bruising” and publicly shared the disturbing mean girl tweets Teigen posted about her a decade prior. Additional attention was drawn to Teigen’s abhorrent bullying after Stodden talked about it in an interview published Monday in the Daily Beast, saying Teigen publicly mocked and slut-shamed her after Stodden married 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison in 2011 when she was 16 years old (a relationship Stodden now says she was groomed into).

“[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap,’ a euphemism for dying, but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die,’” Stodden told the Beast.

“How is [Teigen] not beyond cancelled by now?” Owens asked in a post to her 3.7 million Instagram followers on Tuesday. “She is a deranged human being who should be wiped from the internet by Facebook/Twitter standards.” Going after Teigen’s corporate bosses at Target, Hulu, and Revolve, Owens wrote, “How does any corporation in the world sponsor or deal with a woman who tells TEENAGERS that she fantasizes about them being dead?”

Following the public and perhaps corporate pressure, amplified by Owens and her millions of followers, Teigen eventually delivered a Twitter apology, writing, “I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”

Stodden was quick to say Teigen never actually reached out to her privately, writing on Instagram, “I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter.”

“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullsh-t in front of the entire world,” Teigen said in her apology Tweet. “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll.”

Stodden isn’t exactly buying it. While Stodden said she accepts Teigen’s apology, she also said she worries Teigen is only interested in protecting her image and corporate sponsorships. “I accept her apology and forgive her,” Stodden wrote Wednesday on Instagram after Teigen posted her apology thread on Twitter. “All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record.”

Stodden is not the only victim of Teigen’s public harassment. Owens reshared another Tweet from 2011 in which 25-year-old Teigen appears to be joking about actress Lindsay Lohan cutting herself. Lohan has struggled with mental health problems, including bulimia and drug and alcohol abuse since she was young.

Last May, Teigen destroyed the career of New York Times food columnist and blossoming celebrity chef Alison Roman by fueling a Twitter mob that accused Roman of being “racist” because the chef called Teigen’s cooking website a “content farm.” For daring to diss a “woman of color’s” empire and brand strategy, Roman’s reputation was torched, and she lost her New York Times food column.

Owens shared another Tweet of Teigen telling former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to “shoot herself in the face.”

Teigen took it upon herself to cancel and boycott two popular, upscale gyms, Equinox and SoulCycle, whose CEOs held fundraisers for President Donald Trump in 2019. At the time, Owens weighed in on Teigen’s Instagram video, writing, “Multi-millionaire celebrities cutting ties with their 400 dollar-a-month gym because the billionaire owner won’t do what they say is peak first-world problems.”

“Oh go the f-ck away already, you dumb soulless, pandering ghoul,” Teigen responded in a vulgar tweet.

Teigen also helped lead a movement to boycott Goya beans in July 2020, after the company’s CEO Robert Unanue spoke at a Rose Garden event to announce the “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative,” an executive order implemented to improve Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities. Goya is a beloved Hispanic-owned brand that is well-known for its corporate generosity and has donated millions of pounds of food for people struggling in natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. During Unanue’s speech, he said Americans are “truly blessed” to have a “leader like President Trump,” which apparently triggered Teigen. Despite having tried to destroy Goya, Teigen was caught a few weeks later using Goya beans in one of her cooking tutorials.

If a conservative celebrity engaged in the same kind of bullying Teigen does, they would have lost their sponsors and been ousted from social media a long time ago. In fact, beauty influencer and YouTuber Amanda Ensing lost her partnership with Sephora for simply being a conservative Trump supporter. As Owens noted on Twitter, Teigen is allowed to keep her social media accounts while “Donald Trump was censored off the internet for writing nothing even remotely violent. … Disgusting.”

Maybe karma is finally catching up to Teigen, but considering the hypocritical passes leftists receive from their allies in the corporate and Big Tech world, probably not. If Teigen resorts to her usual playbook, she’ll resurface on Twitter in a few weeks to reassert her woke credentials by canceling something or someone else. Better yet, she’ll find a way to turn this whole episode into evidence of systemic racism against Asian Americans. In our warped, woke world, even multimillionaire adult models who bully teenagers are oppressed victims.

Evita Duffy is an intern at The Federalist and a junior at the University of Chicago, where she studies American History. She loves the Midwest, lumberjack sports, writing, & her family. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1

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