Chrissy Teigen’s cyberbullying apology prompts reactions from husband John Legend, more stars: We ‘see you’

Chrissy Teigen poured her heart out on social media Monday after accusations of cyberbullying skewered her – and now some of Teigen’s loved ones are leaving votes of support for her post. On Monday, the 35-year-old took to Twitter to share a lengthy post she penned on Medium addressing the “VERY humbling few weeks” and apologizing to anyone she may have hurt. “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,” she stated.


The star then went on to unequivocally denounce her past actions. “I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry,” she wrote. “Sending love,” actress Yvette Nicole Brown commented under the post, while Teigen’s husband, John Legend, took the route of many of her other friends and added heart emojis instead of written words. Zoe Saldana defended Teigen while letting the model know that her words did not go unheard.


“The trolling you are receiving is also uncalled for,” wrote Saldana. “I see you and respect you.” Jennifer Garner and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards also left heart emojis under the post. In Teigen’s position, the “Cravings” author explained that she got swept up in the early days of Twitter when people were having fun posting random quips, musings, and observations on the platform. This included “pop culture pile-ons” that the star now realizes weren’t as harmless as she thought.

Chrissy Teigen broke her silence after weeks from social media amid cyberbullying accusations. “In reality, I was insecure, immature, and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted,” she wrote. “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 wrote that she’s ashamed it took being publicly called out by some of her cyberbullying victims like Courtney Stodden to understand that “words have consequences and there are real people behind the Twitter handles I went after.” Perez Hilton issued a lengthy reply, admitting that Teigen’s heartfelt post “resonates with me deeply” and that he believes “people can still grow and change for the better.”

“I do not believe people should be punished forever for their past mistakes,” he wrote. “Sometimes I feel like I’m in the minority on that point. ‘I SEE YOUEREE GROWTH and evolution.'” Chrissy Teigen, right, was accused of cyberbullying by Courtney Stodden. The star noted the irony of learning the consequences of trolling by being trolled online. Ultimately, Teigen promised to do better and spread nothing but love with her platform going forward. She also notes that it’s OK if her apology isn’t enough to get people she let down on her side again. “I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance,” the star concluded. “I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be allowed to seek self-improvement and change.”

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