Chrissy Teigen trolled for 'monthly apology' amid Twitter comeback

'I think you should offer to compensate her,' said UK ex-MP Louise Mensch, referring to Courtney Stodden


                            Chrissy Teigen trolled for 'monthly apology' amid Twitter comeback
Chrissy Teigen returned to Twitter following a hiatus after bullying allegations (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Quay Australia)
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Model Chrissy Teigen, who was at the peak of controversy a few months ago for allegedly 'bullying' Courtney Stodden and many others, has once again returned to Twitter. Teigen and apologized for her actions in the past. However, netizens were hardly convinced with her apology tweet. Now, she has issued an elaborate apology statement through Medium, where she admitted, "Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past."

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While Chrissy Teigen's fans were ready to accept her apology and welcome her back on social media, not everyone was convinced. A few social media users slammed her statement as a "monthly apology letter", while many others cited several instances of 'bullying' or toxic behavior from her past. In her statement, Teigen had mentioned, "I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others — and more than just a few — who I need to say I’m sorry to. I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted."

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Her apology statement on Medium, which has received more than 81,000 claps within 10 hours of posting, speaks volumes about her past behavior and reiterates her apology. "I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry," she mentions in the statement. "There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor," Teigen adds. 

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Towards the later part of her apology, she elaborates how she has evolved as a person over the course of time, stating, "The truth is, I’m no longer the person who wrote those horrible things. I grew up, got therapy, got married, had kids, got more therapy, experienced loss and pain, got more therapy and experienced more life. AND GOT MORE THERAPY."

Teigen also said, "Life has made me more empathetic. I’m more understanding of what motivates trolling — the instant gratification that you get from lashing out and clapping back, throwing rocks at someone you think is invincible because they’re famous. Also, I know now how it feels to be on the receiving end of incredible vitriol. Believe me, the irony of this is not lost on me."

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She ended her statement on a humbling note, asking for everyone's 'patience' and 'tolerance'. "I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self improvement and change," Teigen said. 

Some fans lauded Chrissy Teigen's candid and honest gesture, appreciating and accepting her apology. "There has never been a more heartfelt and thought out apology by any celebrity I’ve ever seen. She owned her past mistakes and put it all out there without excuses. And it still won’t be enough for some people. I say F**k ‘em," a fan tweeted in response.

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Another wrote, "We are all more than our worst moments” I think we all need to be reminded of this constantly over and over again keep growing, learning, and sharing with us what you’re comfortable with."


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However, despite the elaborate apology, a majority of Twitter users were not ready to accept Chrissy Teigen. And they made it known quite extensively. Artist Matt Crump lashed out at her saying, "You explicitly and repeatedly encouraged a child to kill themselves. That’s not “snark,” that’s just pure evil. This is just another transparent attempt to salvage your career."

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"I really think you owe that young girl more than an apology. She says you really traumatized her. I think you should offer to compensate her. Her therapy, medical bills and loss of career through anxiety deserve something concrete, in my opinion," former UK MP Louise Mensch said, referring to Courtney Stodden. Actress Carmen Lee straight-up abused Teigen, tweeting, "F**k your My Name Is Earl reference. Did you know in real life he was abusive to his first wife & that television show was absolute f**king fantasy? Bet you did know b***h."

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"You need to stop writing your own apologies and/or fire your PR specialist. This was a gross, narcissistic attempt to get us all back on board. The truth is, who you are is still evident in these words. It’s clear that you feel bad, just not for the right reasons," one user tweeted. Another said, "I wish you the best but respectfully, if this line was needed, it was probably a sign that your statement is a bit premature."

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