Will Chrissy Teigen be canceled like Ellen? Model's nasty past as 'bully' is denting her 'superwoke' image
Chrissy Teigen might be considered a woke icon but in the past few days a shocking side to the model has come to the fore. Teigen's old tweets of 'bullying' other celebrities resurfaced after model Courtney Stodden accused her of telling them to 'kill' themselves. The 'Lip Sync Battle' host faced immense backlash for her past actions. The controversy even prompted her to issue an elaborate apology on Twitter, where she said, "I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention-seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior...". "And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago," Chrissy Teigen wrote in her apology tweet.
Speculations are now rife among social media users if Teigen will be 'canceled' in a manner similar to Ellen DeGeneres. The famous talk show host announced the end of her program 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on May 12, following months of dwindling ratings. The show's popularity went downhill after reports about the show's toxic work environment surfaced last year. The accusations included discrimination and even sexual harassment, which went on to tarnish the brand image of DeGeneres. Though she herself was not specifically named in the allegations, DeGeneres later apologized for the behavior but that did little to salvage the drop in the show's ratings.
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Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that...— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
Celebrities insulted by Chrissy Teigen
Aside from Courtney, a horde of other celebrities had also borne the brunt of Teigen's acerbic remarks and trolling in the past. From Avril Lavigne to Gwyneth Paltrow, Teigen had thrown shade at many in her past tweets.
The mother-of-two had even 'called out' child actress Quvenzhane Wallis post her Oscar Red Carpet appearance in 2013. The 9-year-old actress reportedly wanted her name to be pronounced correctly, which did not sit well with Teigen. She later tweeted, "I’m forced to like Quvenzhané Wallis because she's a child right? Is it okay to call a small child cocky?” Replying to a user, she further added, ".....I could have said brat. Yes I think she's a brat. big fucking deal."
In 2011, Teigen brutally targeted singer Avril Lavigne out of the blue saying, "If u told me I could have 1 kid, but it would be exactly like avril, I would choose to have a barren, sterile existence that ends when I die." The problematic tweet did not sit well with Twitter's audience and has resurfaced in the light of recent events. However, Lavigne did not retaliate nor react to the tweet. The tweet was dated prior to her marriage with John Legend.
She even fat-shamed Mariah Carey. When the 'I'll Be There' hitmaker announced that she was pregnant with twins, Teigen tweeted, "Why is anyone surprised mariah is having twins? i was always pretty positive there were 2-15 babies growing inside of her."
Lady Gaga was also a victim of Teigen's scathing insults when she once tweeted, "Aaaaah. I feel like lady gaga. But with lady parts."
According to BabyGaga, the 'Cravings' author picked on actress and health enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow. "Kind of feeling bad for gwyneth paltrow. Her fancy butt just can't win. I do want her cookbook. For the recipes. No stories will be read," she tweeted about the 'Se7en' actress and her cookbook.
TV star Tamera Mowry was also not spared from Teigen's attack, as she rained upon Mowry's pregnancy announcement with a rude tweet. "How much money does ClearBlue pay celebs to Instagram their p*** sticks this seems lucrative," Teigen had tweeted in January 2015, targeting Mowry's announcement photo with a Clearblue pregnancy stick.
The celebrity wife of John Legend was also called out for her 'homophobic' tweet after same-sex marriage was legalized. Teigen had tweeted, "Beautiful day in nyc. oh wait no i mean it's terrible!! complete anarchy now that gays can marry!! tea party was right!!!!!!ahhhhhLKJSDFJDL."
In 2011, she also lashed out at Lindsay Lohan and reports of her self-harming and suicidal tendencies. "Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone," Teigen tweeted.
The one she did about @lindsaylohan is disgusting! pic.twitter.com/rE60v6BzNx— Leyton (@Leyton) May 12, 2021
'It’s too late. You are CANCELED'
In the wake of her past instances of 'bullying' over Twitter, social media users are rooting for Chrissy Teigen to be canceled. They have also earned the support of prominent personalities like Candace Owens and Piers Morgan, who themselves were called out multiple times for problematic remarks.
Morgan tweeted, "Does Ms Teigen, the Canceller-in-Chief of celebrity cancel culture, now get cancelled herself then? Or does she get a pass for her despicable conduct because she’s a wokie?"
Candace Owens wrote, "Chrissy Teigen has offered a public apology to Courtney Stodden for encouraging her to commit suicide as a teenager, but ONLY because I blew the story up. The media has given Chrissy a pass for YEARS as she has monstrously attacked people, repeatedly for simply existing."
GB News columnist Dan Wootton wrote, "Chrissy Teigen is another example of the 'be kind' brigade being vile to people they don't agree with. But I guess seeing Sarah Palin is a Republican it was acceptable she told her to shoot herself in the face? This hypocrisy is all across social media!"
"You should’ve apologized years ago if you had such a good heart that you claim to have. You only apologize for this one person to protect your platform. Because if you don’t say sorry, you’ll be cancelled by even your friends. Don’t lie to yourself Chrissy. Oh and #Trump2024," a Twitter user and Trump supporter wrote.
Does Ms Teigen, the Canceller-in-Chief of celebrity cancel culture, now get cancelled herself then?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 12, 2021
Or does she get a pass for her despicable conduct because she’s a wokie? https://t.co/s8PFWSvUJe
Chrissy Teigen has offered a public apology to Courtney Stodden for encouraging her to commit suicide as a teenager, but ONLY because I blew the story up.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 12, 2021
The media has given Chrissy a pass for YEARS as she has monstrously attacked people, repeatedly for simply existing. pic.twitter.com/reBhAbGaLU
Chrissy Teigen is another example of the 'be kind' brigade being vile to people they don't agree with.— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) May 13, 2021
But I guess seeing Sarah Palin is a Republican it was acceptable she told her to shoot herself in the face?
This hypocrisy is all across social media!https://t.co/0ktXgEIUra
You should’ve apologized years ago if you had such a good heart that you claim to have. You only apologize for this one person to protect your platform. Because if you don’t say sorry, you’ll be cancelled by even your friends. Don’t lie to yourself Chrissy. Oh and #Trump2024— Christina (@undertheesun) May 13, 2021