Candace Owens blasts Chrissy Teigen for cyberbullying Courtney Stodden when she was 16: 'Deranged human being'
Conservative firebrand Candace Owens lashed out at model Chrissy Teigen for her alleged tweets insulting fellow model Courtney Stodden and telling Stodden to kill themselves. Owens took to social media and said Teigen was suffering from "mental derangement."
Stodden, who identifies as non-binary, prefers they/them pronouns. Stodden recounted in interviews how they were slut-shamed by the media after their 2011 marriage to 50-year-old Doug Hutchison. At the time Stodden was just 16, but their mother had granted permission for the wedding, per The Daily Beast.
Teigen launched a number of abusive tweets against Stodden back in 2011 and 2012. The tweets saw Teigen tag Stodden and say they looked "like an idiot" and that she fantasized about their death. At the time, Stodden was still a teenager.
"[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. Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die,'" Stodden alleged in the interview with the Daily Beast.
Owens chimed in on the controversy and criticized Teigen over the alleged bullying.
"How is [Teigen] not beyond canceled by now?" Owens asked on Instagram Tuesday, May 11. "She is a deranged human being who should be wiped from the Internet by Facebook/Twitter standards."
"Everything about Chrissy Teigen's record on social media indicates mental derangement but telling a 16-year-old girl that you fantasize about her being dead? That takes the cake," Owens added in a tweet posted on the same day, misgendering Stodden even as she supported them.
The right-wing pundit also tagged Target, questioning the retail chain why it still had a homeware collection with Teigen's name on it.
Everything about Chrissy Teigen’s record on social media indicates mental derangement but telling a 16 year old girl that you fantasize about her being dead?— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 11, 2021
That takes the cake.
Why does @Target sponsor this trash? pic.twitter.com/PjWy4E4zIz
Owens then asked why Teigen was allowed to retain her social media accounts when former president, Donald J Trump, was "censored off the internet for writing nothing even remotely violent... Disgusting."
Donald Trump was censored off the internet for writing nothing even remotely violent.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 11, 2021
Chrissy Teigen told a then-16-year-old to commit suicide, and that she couldn’t wait for her to die— and is allowed to keep all of her accounts.
Twitter permanently banned Trump on January 8 after Democrats blamed him for inciting violence at the Capitol on January 6. His allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 elections were cited as motivation for the so-called "insurrection" that led to five deaths and over 140 people being injured.
Stodden mocked Teigen for briefly leaving Twitter mid-March after the latter claimed she was a victim of cyberbullying. "What a shame @chrissyteigen is leaving Twitter, it's too 'negative' for herrrrrr #chrissyteigen #bully," Stodden wrote in an Instagram post at the time. The post has since been deleted.
Chrissy Teigen's 2011 tweets
Courtney backed up their claims against Teigen by sharing Teigen's old tweets from way back in 2011. A screenshot of these tweets was shared by the Daily Mail, one of which says, "Saying Courtney Stodden's FB page got shut down for being too sexy is like saying the Nazis were just meanies. As in, not quite."
Another of Teigen's 2011 tweets to Stodden says, "My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. Mmmmm, baby." According to Daily Mail, a 'dirt nap' hints at the burial of a dead person. On December 21, 2011, Teigen also retweeted one of Stodden's tweets with the caption "go. to sleep. forever."