Woke icon Chrissy Teigen feels the heat, blocks Courtney Stodden after apologizing for telling her to 'kill herself'
Chrissy Teigen apparently blocked Courtney Stodden on social media just hours after issuing a public apology following cyberbullying claims from the lingerie model. "I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private," 26-year-old Stodden, who identifies as non-binary, wrote in the caption of an Instagram post showing they were blocked on the app.
"In fact, she blocked me on Twitter. All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record," they added.
Stodden recently revealed they were a victim of harsh bullying from Teigen. The controversy snowballed and led to 35-year-old Teigen issuing a public admission to Stodden on Wednesday, May 12. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model took to Twitter and said she was "ashamed and completely embarrassed at [her] past behavior."
"Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls--t in front of the entire world," Teigen wrote, responding to criticism from Stodden. "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 is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel," Teigen continued. "I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!"
is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
Teigen insisted that she had "tried to connect with Courtney privately" since facing backlash for her past behavior and remarks. "I want to also publicly apologize," she added. But contrary to Teigen's words, Stodden claimed on Instagram that they hadn't heard from Teigen's camp at all.
In a follow-up tweet, Teigen wrote: "I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am. 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."
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 (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
Speaking to Fox News last year, Stodden said Teigen had bullied them over the years and even told them to "kill" themselves. "I was basically being abused," Stodden said in February 2020 following the release of the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary that touched on the persistent slut-shaming and mockery Spears faced as a teenager.
"Anderson Cooper, Wendy Williams, Joy Behar, Chrissy Teigen... they basically made me feel like I was this bad person," maintained Stodden, a lingerie model who raised eyebrows in 2011 at age 16 when they married 'Green Mile' star Doug Hutchison, who was 51 at the time.
"[Cooper] would knock me down nightly on 'The RidicuList.' I was getting bullied at the same time by Chrissy Teigen on Twitter sending messages telling me awful things like I'm 'not pretty, I'm ugly, and I should take a dirt nap — she loved that one,'" Stodden recalled. "I felt like absolute trash," they added.