Chrissy Teigen announced her decision to leave the platform, citing the negativity it has contributed to her life. Teigen thanked everyone for all their support throughout her 10-year Twitter run, in which she became known for her headline-making “clap backs.”
“I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” she wrote. “But it’s time for me to say good-bye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
It’s no secret that Teigen has had a lot of success on social media, garnering more than 13.7 million Twitter followers, including fellow celebrities and a slew of political figures. The 35-year-old has used the platform to share throwback photos, food recipes, political takes, and some heart-wrenching reflections; the most notable of which were her 2020 tweets about her miscarriage.
Chrissy Teigen Tweeted before deleting her account.
“My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me,” Teigen explained on Wednesday. “I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not … 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 … I have made my mistakes, throughout years and in front of hundreds of thousands, and been held accountable for them. I’ve learned an incredible amount here.”