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Chrissy Teigen pens open letter apologising for past offensive tweets

Chrissy Teigen pens open letter apologising for past offensive tweets

"I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry," Teigen admits in her public apology.

Chrissy Teigen pens open letter apologising for past offensive tweets

Weeks after old offensive tweets resurfaced, including hurtful messages sent to a then-teenage Courtney Stodden, Chrissy Teigen has apologised to the people she hurt.

The model and wife of singer John Legend has remained silent on social media since the tweets resurfaced. Now, she has shared an open letter on Medium. 

“Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks,” she opens. “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.”

Teigan goes on to explain that she is still in the process of privately reaching out to the people she hurt to apologise for her actions.

“I wasn’t just attacking some random avatar, but hurting young women — some who were still girls — who had feelings,” she goes on. “How could I not stop and think of that? Why did I think there was some invisible psycho-celebrity formula that prevents anyone with more followers from experiencing pain? How did I not realize my words were cruel? What gave me the right to say these things?

“The truth is, I’m no longer the person who wrote those horrible things,” she continues. “Life has made me more empathetic. I’m more understanding of what motivates trolling…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.”

She ends the letter by saying that she will be taking a break from social media to focus on her family and looking after herself.

“We are all more than our worst moments,” she concludes. “I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self-improvement and change.”

 

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