Chrissy Teigen says she regrets her “old awful tweets” that have resurfaced online and caused a firestorm of backlash for the model and entrepreneur.
In a statement longer than Aaliyah‘s four-page letter, Chrissy acknowledged she was a “troll” who targeted people who needed “empathy, kindness, understanding, and support” rather than her mean tweets disguised as edgy humor.
Like the time, she tweeted:
Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees Emma Stone.
Keep in mind, Lindsay Lohan had admitted she’d cut herself in the past.
You may recall when Chrissy left Twitter because people were being mean, Courtney Stodden called her out for being a hypocrite.
In her statement, posted on Medium, Chrissy said the things she’s said in the past makes her physically ill.
Now, confronted with some of the things that I said, I cringe to my core. I’ll honestly get sharp, stabbing pains in my body, randomly remembering my a**hole past, and I deserve it. Words have consequences and there are real people behind the Twitter handles I went after.
I wasn’t just attacking some random avatar, but hurting young women — some who were still girls — who had feelings. How could I not stop and think of that? Why did I think there was some invisible psycho-celebrity formula that prevents anyone with more followers from experiencing pain? How did I not realize my words were cruel? What gave me the right to say these things?
The good news is she vows to continue to put in the work to become a better person.
I’m going to keep working to be the best version of myself for EVERYONE. Everyone deserves better — even my detractors. And better is what you can expect from me. The world needs more kindness and love and I want to contribute to it. I’ve been on a path of self-improvement for the past decade and that path is going to continue.
Read Chrissy Teigen’s full statement below:
When someone asked her if she plans to apologize to Donald Trump, she responded:
Absolutely crying at the amount of you asking if I’m reaching out to the desk of the former president of the United States to apologize for bullying him, the former president of the United States. Please never change. I will, but you. You stay.
Whew Chillay. Your thoughts?