Twitter is about to be a lot quieter. Chrissy Teigen announced that she’s leaving the platform.
"For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends," the 35-year-old tweeted on Wednesday, March 24. "But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something."
"I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not," she explained. "My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!
"I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter. No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention. For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised."
Not too long after the statement, the account was deactivated. Teigen often received criticism for tweets she sent out, and the last straw may have been the uproar over her upcoming collaboration with Kris Jenner on cleaning products, with many users calling the cookbook author a sell-out.
"Hey, not everything I say on my twitter is going to be relatable to you because it is my life and my twitter and my stories. I see your tweets, I get your jokes, you are so funny, yes, you really nailed me," Teigen clapped back last month when many fans were unimpressed by her accidentally spending $13,000 on a bottle of wine.
She was also the only celebrity President Joe Biden followed before she asked him to unfollow her.
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One fan joked that Teigen may have a private Twitter to check out how people are reacting.
So Chrissy Teigen deleted her account. So basically a woman of color who is grieving the loss of a child and simply wanted to share funny thoughts and yummy recipes was bullied to such an extreme that she had to leave in order to protect her mental health. Good job sucky people. pic.twitter.com/0opttM0Eke— Meredith Lee (@meralee727) March 25, 2021
Teigen was extremely candid following her miscarriage last year, which was met with mixed response.
A Twitter Persona
I’m pretty sure Chrissy Teigen was someone they made up for Twitter and we all just went along with it.— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) March 25, 2021
Many users were less familiar with Teigen's modeling and TV work.
Chrissy Teigen has plenty of really bad takes. She's made bad jokes. She's out of touch with the working class. That doesn't make it OK for anybody to harass her. That's toxic behavior, and yes, you trolls on the left are the same as the toxic people on the right.— Simon Gloom (@simongloom) March 25, 2021
Many fans noted that while Teigen had some "really bad takes," it "doesn't make it OK for anybody to harass her."
'Take Me With You'
Teigen is not the only one who wants to leave Twitter.
Not The End Of The World
Not everyone was invested in Teigen's news.