Chrissy Teigen has seen better days. After allegations surfaced that the online personality had bullied internet users, several of her endorsements have pulled out.
Major brands such as Bloomingdales, Macy’s, and Target have allegedly parted ways from selling Chrissy Teigen’s new line after the public urged the companies to do so.
The former model and television personality has found herself at the center of controversy in the last few weeks after news broke that she once bullied a 16-year-old on social media. She even reportedly suggested that the user commit suicide.
According to Page Six, three major retail department stores have banned her products from their stores due to the allegations. Before the scandal, Bloomingdales and its parent company Macy’s, were planning to sell Chrissy Teigen’s kitchen and dining items. Yet, after the reports surfaced, the companies got cold feet.
The story quickly circulated the internet after the Daily Beast published an interview with Courtney Stodden. Stodden, a reality-TV personality, faced criticism after they married 51-year-old Doug Hutchison in 2011, at just 16. The Daily Beast reported that Teigen repeatedly encouraged Stodden to kill themselves.
Big Box Brands Continue to Drop Chrissy Teigen
Now, Chrissy Teigen will have to face the consequences of the comments. “They pretty much had it together … but had to cancel it,” a source told Page Six.
Target, another company set to launch her products online, has also dropped out of its partnership with Teigen. In addition, Stodden claims that Teigen sent insulting messages. Stodden alleged Teigen wrote, “I hate you,” “my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap” and “Go. To sleep. Forever.”
After the news surfaced, Chrissy Teigen sent out a series of apology tweets on May 12. “Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world,” she wrote. “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be.”
“I was an insecure, attention-seeking troll,” she continued. “I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that…is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.”
She concluded with, “I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now, knowing how deeply sorry I am.”
While Stodden accepted Teigen’s apology, the media personality also noted that the former Sports Illustrated model never directly reached out. According to Stodden, the purpose of Teigen’s apology seemed to be an attempt to save her partnership with the retailers. Stodden also believed it lacked sincerity.
Newsweek also reported that in addition to the unsettling comments made to Stodden, in 2013, Teigen allegedly bullied an African American child star named Quvenzhané Wallis.
Wallis was the youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Actress” for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.