Chrissy Teigen has issued a public apology for online bullying.
“I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry.” Teigen wrote on Medium.
Her words follow a month-long hiatus from social media after apologising to Courtney Stodden for historical abusive messages.
“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.” Wrote Teigen. “As you know, a bunch of my old awful (awful, awful) tweets resurfaced. I’m truly ashamed of them. As I look at them and understand the hurt they caused, I have to stop and wonder: How could I have done that?”
She added, “There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does.”
Teigen said she was “insecure and immature” when she posted the comments.
“I wasn’t just attacking some random avatar, but hurting young women — some who were still girls — who had feelings. How could I not stop and think of that?” She went on.
“I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance.” Teigen finished her post. “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.”
Following the post, fashion designer Michael Costello took to Instagram to share his experience dealing with Chrissy Teigen’s hurtful messages. He said that Teigen’s accusations had made him want to take his own life as recently as last week and added he may “never be okay”.
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