Chrissy Teigen Called Out by Piers Morgan After Cyberbullying Apology

by Suzanne Halliburton

Piers Morgan turned his attention to another American woman, Tuesday, this time criticizing Chrissy Teigen, referring to her as “American’s celebrity Cancellor-in-Chief.”

Morgan, who is a British TV host and columnist, didn’t approve of the apology Teigen offered Monday.

In his column for The Daily Mail, Morgan wrote of Chrissy Teigen:

“How hollow this sanctimonious tirade looks now as the nasty, vile truth about Chrissy Teigen has finally emerged to paint a very different picture from the self-righteous, virtuous plinth of moral perfection she wrapped herself around for years as America’s celebrity Canceller-in-Chief.”

Earlier, Chrissy Teigen posted on Medium:

“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.”

Courtney Stodden Revealed Old Messages, Tweets From Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen is a former supermodel who now is a businesswoman building an aspirational lifestyle brand. She’s also the wife of singer John Legend and the mother of their two children. Teigen has maintained an active presence on social media for more than a decade.

Teigen’s problems started last month when Courtney Stodden revealed old tweets Teigen sent to the former model in 2011. Stodden, who has since come out as non-binary, was 16 at the time. In 2011, Stodden married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson. The marriage drew heavy criticism. Stodden appeared in a number of reality shows. The couple divorced in 2018.

Stodden revealed to TMZ screenshots of several tweets and direct messages that Teigen sent. They ranged from “I hate you” to “go. to sleep. forever.” One also said “My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby.”

Stodden wasn’t the only person Teigen tried to bully on Twitter. There were other comments made about actress Lindsey Lohan and Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham.

Blowback on Teigen Was Swift

Chrissy Teigen began losing business contracts because of her past tweets. Bloomingdale’s dropped plans to work with her on a cookware line. Macy’s shelved it, as did Target. Plus, her own brand dropped her from its marketing. She and Kris Jenner co-founded the cleaning brand, Safely. It hit the shelves early last month. But an ad campaign no longer will feature Teigen.

And, Chrissy Teigen dropped out of the Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever.

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan came for Teigen. Back in April, Morgan lost his job on British morning television for targeting Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry. Earlier this month, Morgan blasted tennis star Naomi Osaka for not wanting to speak to the media.

In his column, Tuesday, Morgan identified other stars Teigen targeted, including Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Demi Lovato. He then added that Teigen went after him. In 2016, Morgan criticized Jennifer Anniston’s column about body positivity. And he said Chrissy Teigen called him out for it.

“It was, as I said at the time, a clear case of one cancel culture rule for the woke brigade and another for everyone else,” he wrote. “If it had been a conservative celebrity who had spewed such repulsive attacks on women, Chrissy Teigen would have led the charge for that person to be shamed, vilified and cancelled. But instead of being cancelled, Teigen just carried on abusing people on Twitter.”