Chrissy Teigen Returns to Social Media to Issue Apology to Courtney Stodden, Others She ‘Insulted’

by Jennifer Shea

Chrissy Teigen is back on social media, this time with a post on Medium.

The television personality had taken a break from social media after model Courtney Stodden accused her of cyberbullying. Stodden then pointed out Teigen’s past tweets.

In the Medium post, Teigen surfaced to say she’d had a humbling few weeks. She added that she was in the process of reaching out to people she’d offended to apologize to them individually.

“I want you to know I’ve been sitting in a hole of deserved global punishment, the ultimate ‘sit here and think about what you’ve done,’” Teigen wrote. “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.”

Chrissy Teigen Bullied People Through Harsh Direct Messages

Teigen reportedly sent some of the mean tweets through private channels. According to an interview that Stodden gave to the Daily Beast, Teigen sent one direct message that read, “I can’t wait for you to die.”

Teigen has not tweeted since her public apology on May 12. She has 13.5 million Twitter followers. Teigen also then quit a voice role in the second season of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever,” according to Variety.

“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.”

Twitter Reacted to Teigen’s Apology

After Teigen’s public apology, Stodden said they had not heard from Teigen privately and that in fact, the television personality had blocked them on Twitter. Stodden’s defenders quickly jumped into Teigen’s replies to call Teigen’s apology insincere.

“I mean… this is all a bald face lie, tho,” one Twitter user replied. “You actually still have Courtney blocked. So, who is this Twitter apology actually for if she can’t see or respond to it??”

“This isn’t genuine,” another user tweeted. “This is an apology to your sponsors so they can keep you on despite being trash.”

Some tweeted defenses of Teigen, accusing Stodden of attention-seeking and “media outreach.” They said no one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes. But others pointed out that Stodden was not the only person Teigen had sent mean tweets to.

“She didn’t ‘evolve’ until it was brought up and cost her money,” another Twitter user pointed out.