Hollywood star Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to issue yet another apology for her bad behavior.
Several weeks back, the outspoken celebrity faced the wrath of Twitter after it was revealed that she once cyber-bullied a 16-year old reality television star.
During an interview with The Daily Beast, Courtney Stodden accused the model of sending them a barrage of hateful messages. Stodden faced an influx of media criticism for marrying 51-year-old Doug Hutchison in 2011. While most would see her as a victim, Teigen chose to victimize her.
“[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself,” Stodden said. “Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.'”
It’s a familiar cycle with Teigen. Beloved for her quick wit and epic Trump roasts, her behavior can, at times, get a little dark. Another alleged victim of Teigen’s stepped forward to accuse her of cyberbullying her when she was just a minor. Several large retailers, including Target and Macy’s, announced they would no longer be carrying Teigen’s cookware in their stores… and the model-turned-chef went quiet once again.
In an open letter, Teigen addressed the recent scandal.
“As you know, a bunch of my old awful (awful, awful) tweets resurfaced. I’m truly ashamed of them. As I look at them and understand the hurt they caused, I have to stop and wonder: How could I have done that?” she asks.
She then admits to being a troll before blaming her actions on a lack of maturity.
“When I first started using social media, I had so much fun with it. I made jokes, random observations. Think of all the engineers, working day and night to develop this amazing new platform and technology, connecting people all over the world to learn, create, and find kindred spirits. And I used it to snark at some celebrities,” she continues.
“In reality, I was insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted. If there was a pop culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to try to gain attention and show off what I at the time believed was a crude, clever, harmless quip. I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities.”
Chrissy Teigen says she’s changed. That her past behavior is far behind her and the letter appears to be somewhat of a plea to be given a fresh start.
But as her apology letter continues to gain traction, it’s clear that social media users are a long way from forgiveness. Some are already predicting how soon the next Teigen apology will be rolled out...
Here are some of the reactions to the public apology: