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Chrissy Teigen Remains Silent on Social Media Since Bullying Apology, Major Stores Dropping Her Products

by Emily Morgan
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Chrissy Teigen continues to stay quiet after suffering repercussions from reportedly cyberbullying Courtney Stodden.

The social media personality has become known for being active on Twitter throughout the years, often posting her opinions regularly and going head-to-head with users. However, after years of tweeting unabashedly, Teigen has now gone silent online since apologizing for cyberbullying former model Courtney Stodden.

The wife of singer John Legend allegedly encouraged Stodden to “Go. To. Sleep. Forever.,” suggesting she commit suicide. She also allegedly encouraged Lindsay Lohan to harm herself. Stodden, who identifies as non-binary, claimed Teigen encouraged them to harm themselves in private Twitter messages on top of hurling public insults at them via Twitter in 2011.

The scandal has now resulted in a great deal of backlash in which several companies have dropped her products.

Her Cravings cookware line— which Chrissy Teigen promoted to her Twitter and Instagram— has been pulled from Macy’s. Target had also dropped Teigen, with a rep for the store saying: “We made the mutual decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line.” Macy’s has not confirmed if the line is shelved for good.

Moreover, Bloomingdale’s also walked away from a deal with Teigen due to the scandal. Reportedly, the company was hours away from signing a contract with Teigen.

Teigen’s most recent social media post came on May 12 when she publicly apologized to Stodden. In the apology, she called herself “lucky” to have been held accountable. She also admitted to being “mortified” by her past behavior and promised that she would “forever work on being better.”

However, Stodden didn’t find Teigen’s comments to be sincere. Stodden believed that the apology felt like “a public attempt to save her partnerships” with companies.

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Her Instagram has also gone radio silent. She last posted on May 11, just one day before publicly apologizing to Stodden via Twitter. She shared a page from her cookbook featuring a red lentil soup recipe in the post. In the caption, she revealed that she’d be making the dish live that afternoon. Although she maintains deals with several retailers, it remains to be seen whether that will change.

Now, VRBO has come under fire for including Chrissy Teigen in its new commercial. During the finale of “The Voice,” viewers saw the vacation rental ad that depicts Teigen and her husband, John Legend. As a result, viewers criticized VRBO for including Teigen in the spot.

The online critics later alleged that the company was blocking them on Twitter and Instagram. The critics also pointed out that the site calls itself “A place for everyone leaves no room for hate. If you mistreat people, there’s no space for you on Vrbo. Everyone deserves to be where kindness rules.”