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Why did Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter? How toxicity led to exit after 10 years: ‘I’m honestly deeply bruised’

Her last tweet read, 'I’m just a sensitive s**t, okay!? I don’t wanna be this way! I just am! But I love you guys and I cherish our time together, I truly do. I also hate you'
UPDATED MAR 25, 2021
Chrissy Teigen has quit Twitter (Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen has quit Twitter (Getty Images)

Twitterverse was in shock on March 25, as Chrissy Teigen, one of the most followed celebrities on the micro-blogging site announced her exit from the social media platform. The television personality and wife of singer John Legend had been an active user of the platform for over 10 years. But, before bidding a farewell, in a series of tweets, she shared the real reason behind her decision and all the "negativity" she was exposed to. She enjoyed nearly 14 million followers. 

She wrote, "Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends." And added in the following tweet, "But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something."


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Chrissy Teigen (Twitter)

Teigen's goal was to 'make people happy' 

Teigen was one of the celebrities who never hesitated from voicing her opinion on public platforms. However, on many occasions, she was condemned more than praised for wearing her heart on her sleeve. In another tweet of hers from the deactivated account, Teigen explained, "My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not."

"My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!" she added further. 

Chrissy Teigen (Getty Images)

She was 'deeply bruised' 

Although she was walking away from Twitter for good, Teigen told her followers to "never forget that your words matter." She wrote, "No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention. For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised."

In the following tweet, she accepted that she has learned a lot during her journey on the social media site through her "mistakes". But, she said she hasn't learned "how to block out the negativity."

Chrissy Teigen (Twitter)

Her last ever tweet said, 'I also hate you' 

Teigen being Teigen, in her last tweet, made sure she expressed her true feelings towards the trolls and critics before leaving the platform forever. Her last tweet read, "I’m just a sensitive s**t, okay!? I don’t wanna be this way! I just am! But I love you guys and I cherish our time together, I truly do. I also hate you."

Soon after Teigen announced her exit from Twitter, users stormed to the platform to request her not to quit, but it was too late as she had already deleted her account. Many of her fans were disappointed to see that her account doesn't exist anymore. 

One of her fans tweeted, "She shares things that are unrelatable at times but in the times she does share relatable experiences, it was so nice to know that someone as “perfect” as Chrissy Teigen had gone through it too. Stop bullying people." Another added, "I genuinely do enjoy Chrissy Teigen and don’t even want to criticize her she was only like 40% wrong on that one single tweet (unlike every tweet everyone else criticizes) and I’m sad she’s leaving Twitter but also happy for her that she will be happier now" One tweeted, "Twitter at its best is funny, educational, uplifting, community-building. At its worst, it promotes our vilest impulses, allows rampant abuse, destroys mental health, and damages our entire culture. No one should stay here if it does them more harm than good. Brava, Chrissy."