Chrissy Teigen: I was a troll and I’m so sorry
“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,'” Teigen composed. “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.”
Last month Stodden, who determines as non-binary, went public with Teigen being harsh to them on social networks years earlier after Stodden, then 16, wed then 50-year-old star Doug Hutchison.
Reviewing it in her Medium piece Teigen composed, “As you know, a bunch of my old awful (awful, awful) tweets resurfaced.”
“I’m truly ashamed of them,” Teigen composed. “As I look at them and understand the hurt they caused, I have to stop and wonder: How could I have done that?”
According to Teigen there are “more than just a few” individuals she requires to openly say sorry to and she states she’s been connecting to a few of individuals she was indicate to independently.
Those individuals, she composed, “needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor.”
“I was a troll, full stop,” Teigen stated. “And I am so sorry.”
In the piece released Monday Teigen composed, “I want to go a little further here, thinking of those I’ve hurt and friends I’ve disappointed” with what she called her “snark at some celebrities” that she did by means of “jokes, random observations.”
“In reality, I was insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted,” Teigen composed. ” 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.”
Teigen stated her piece was to supply individuals context, not to represent herself as a victim. She’s grown ever since, she stated, wed, had actually kids, gotten treatment and been on the getting end of sufficient trolling to comprehend the damage she has actually done.
“I’m more understanding of what motivates trolling — the instant gratification that you get from lashing out and clapping back, throwing rocks at someone you think is invincible because they’re famous,” she composed. “Also, I know now how it feels to be on the receiving end of incredible vitriol. Believe me, the irony of this is not lost on me.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.