Chrissy Teigen Reportedly Hopes to Sit Down With Oprah to ‘Salvage Her Reputation’ Amid Bullying Controversy

by Matthew Wilson
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Could Chrissy Teigen’s next stop be Oprah? The TV personality has garnered countless controversies in recent weeks due to alleged cyberbullying.

Reportedly, Teigen wants a sit down with Oprah Winfrey in order to “salvage her reputation. According to Rob Shuter’s Naughty But Nice podcast, anonymous sources say Teigen wants an interview with the media legend. But those closes to Teigen reportedly encouraged her to “go into hiding and lay low.”

But Teigen wants to do an interview similar to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. She reportedly hopes an interview would help end the controversy and cast her in a more positive light as a result.

“Chrissy is in talks with Oprah to do a Meghan Markle sit-down type interview. And tell her truth,” the source told Shuter. “Chrissy is a fighter. And believes that she is such an excellent communicator that there isn’t a mess she can’t talk her way out of!”

“Every news outlet in the world has contacted Chrissy about getting her first on-camera interview, but Oprah is her first choice. If Oprah can forgive Chrissy, then so can the nation,” they continued.

Chrissy Teigen Apologizes Amid Controversy

Chrissy Teigen has garnered backlash since May. She decided to leave her social media accounts, but she recently returned with a formal apology. Courtney Stodden accused Teigen of engaging in cyberbullying and encouraging her to kill herself.

Since then, several other people have stepped forward against Teigen. In a critical column, Piers Morgan verbally attacked Teigen for bullying. He listed himself, Lady Gaga, and Mariah Carey as past targets of the TV personality’s aggression.

After returning to social media, Teigen issued a public apology for those that she hurt. She said that she plans to make amends to them.

“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,” Chrissy Teigen added on Medium. “I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted. It’s like my own version of that show ‘My Name is Earl!’ I understand that they may not want to speak to me. I don’t think I’d like to speak to me. (The real truth in all of this is how much I actually cannot take confrontation.) But if they do, I am here and I will listen to what they have to say, while apologizing through sobs.”

But since then, others have stepped forward with alleged incidents of cyberbullying. For instance, designer Michael Costello accused Teigen of bullying him on social media. He said her comments drove him to the point of thinking suicidal thoughts.

As much as Teigen wants to sweep her controversy away, she remains the center of attention because of it.