Model Chrissy Teigen
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She insulted and injured numerous people around her: Chrissy Teigen has actually stood for emancipation and women's rights for years and, together with her husband John Legend and their children, always shows herself to be a loving mother - but old tweets show another side of the American model.
The 35-year-old apologizes to her victims with a long Instagram post.
"There was not a day, not a moment in which I did not feel the overwhelming weight of remorse for what I have said in the past," writes Teigen about the past few weeks. At the beginning of May, model colleague Courtney Stodden published ten-year-old tweets by Teigen in an interview with "The Daily Beast" in which the then 16-year-old Stodden is insulted in the harshest possible terms. In private messages, Teigen Stodden even suggested that she should "go to death."
An outcry followed, and advertising partners terminated their collaboration with Teigen.
She herself published several posts on Twitter at the time, in which she apologized to Stodden and stated that she had also contacted them personally.
Stodden then wrote on Instagram that Teigen had never contacted her privately, but she still accepts the apology.
But other old posts and messages surfaced.
A long post appeared on Teigen's Instagram page on Monday in which Teigen again apologized and tried to explain what she had done.
"I apologized publicly to one person, but there are others - more than a few - to whom I must apologize," wrote Teigen.
She is about to address all of these people privately.
She feels downright physical pain when she thinks about her "asshole past".
“How could I not have noticed that my words are cruel?
What gave me the right to say such things? "
She was insecure and immature at the time and had the constant feeling that she had to get attention and recognition from strangers on social media.
"I thought it makes me cool and approachable when I make fun of celebrities," she writes.
However, that is no excuse for their statements.
“I was a troll.
Period. ”In the meantime, she knows that behind a Twitter account there is a person who is hurt by such comments.
In addition, since she became better known herself, she also had the experience of negative news.
"The truth is, I'm no longer the person who wrote these terrible things," says Teigen.
She has learned a lot since then, has become more empathetic, has started a family and - as she has emphasized several times - worked on herself in long-term therapy.
Latest allegations after the apology
The subject of bullying should still not be over for Chrissy Teigen: A few hours after Teigen's post, fashion designer Michael Costello wrote on his Instagram page that he had been suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts for seven years.
At that time, Chrissy Teigen started a smear campaign against him with a comment about alleged racism on his part, because of which he received no orders for years and the consequences of which he is still struggling.
The accusations of racism were partially invalidated a short time later, but Teigen never deviated from her position and continued to publicly defame Costello.
Costello posted screenshots of messages between him and Teigen, in which the model told him that he could just as easily die, his career was over anyway.
Teigen has not yet responded to Costello's allegations.