Chrissy Teigen Breaks Her Silence on Controversial Tweets, "I Was a Troll"


| LAST UPDATE 06/15/2021

By Chloe Becker
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Our usually smiley mama was serious-vibes-only as she finally broke her silence on those controversial tweets that recently resurfaced. After staying off of social media since May 12, Chrissy Teigen is back with some words of wisdom and an apology. Here are all of the details.

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There's a lot to take in here so let's jump right in. "Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks," the letter began. "I know I've been quiet, and lord knows you don't want to hear about me, but 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.' 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 Letter, Twitter
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Teigen then referenced those she previously hurt. "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. I'm in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted," Chrissy continued. "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."

Chrissy Teigen Apology Letter
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The supermodel went on to say there is "no excuse" for the old tweets. "I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry," she wrote. "I was insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted. If there was a pop culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to try to gain attention and show off what I at the time believed was a crude, clever, harmless quip. I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities."

Chrissy Teigen Breaks Silence
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"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," Teigen said. The Lip Sync Battle star added that she "wasn't mean in my everyday life," and that people used to be shocked by her kindness in real life. "I'm no longer the person who wrote those horrible things," Chrissy continued. "I grew up, got therapy, got married, had kids, got more therapy, experienced loss and pain, got more therapy and experienced more life."

Teigen then promised to do better from now on. "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," she wrote. "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." But just mere hours later, another Chrissy-related scandal hit social media.

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Michael Costello Chrissy Teigen
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Project Runway star Michael Costello took to the Gram with a tell-all post claiming that the Cravings author spent years bullying him and sabotaging his career. The fashion designer claimed that everything started after he was the victim of an online hoax created to make him look racist. Costello detailed how Chrissy's actions led to - trigger warning - thoughts of ending his life. So things just got a lot more complicated. So far, Teigen has yet to address the latest news from Michael. But we'll be here to spill the tea as soon as she does. In the meantime, you can read Chrissy's full letter here.