Singer and model Courtney Stodden clapped back at Chrissy Teigen over the latter’s recent decision to leave Twitter over its toxic cultural environment, claiming that Teigen once bullied her on the platform.
Stodden, 26, posted to Twitter on Friday a screengrab of an October 2011 tweet from Teigen after Facebook removed her page.
“Saying courtney stodden’s FB page got shut down for being ‘too sexy’ is like saying the nazi’s were just meanies. As in, not quite,” Teigen wrote nearly 10 years ago, when Stodden was just 16.
“What a shame @chrissyteigen is leaving Twitter … it’s too “negative” for herrrrrr #chrissyteigen #bully,” Stodden, who has appeared on the shows “Mother Daughter Experiment” and “Celebrity Big Brother,” wrote on Instagram, adding: “Bullying can leave life long scars. Be kind. #Mentalhealth.”
— Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) March 25, 2021
In 2012, Teigen wrote another tweet that was directed towards Stodden that said, “I hate you.” And over the years, Teigen would go on to take personal jabs at Stodden while once comparing her to an “animal.”
Stodden first gained national notoriety in 2011 when she wedded actor Doug Hutchison, then 50, who was known for roles in high-profile films like 1999’s “The Green Mile” and on TV, appearing in ABC’s “Lost.”
Bullying can leave life long scars. Be kind. #Mentalhealth
— Courtney Stodden (@CourtneyStodden) March 25, 2021
Her posts came on the heels of an announcement from Teigen, 35, that she was leaving Twitter after 10 years because the platform has become a negative drag on her life.
“Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends. But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something,” Teigen, who is married to superstar singer John Legend, wrote.
“My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not. My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweetsers. Please know all I ever cared about was you!” Teigen continued.
On Thursday, Teigen posted a lengthy statement to her Instagram account, where she has 34.4 million followers, further explaining her departure from Twitter, where she had 13.7 million users following her.
“It’s true! The platform no longer serves me as positively as it does negatively, so with that I bid you adieu,’ she said, noting that she was not blaming the platform, as they had been attentive and diligent in their work,” Teigen wrote.
“It’s not the platform. It’s not the ‘bullying.’ And it’s not the trolls. The trolls I can deal with, although it weighs on you. It’s just me,” she said, adding that the biggest reason she left stemmed from the fact that she did not want to be disliked.
“I have to come to terms with the fact some people aren’t gonna like me. I hate letting people down or upsetting people and I feel like I just did it over and over and over,” she wrote.
“Someone can’t read that they disappointed you in some way every single day, all day without physically absorbing that energy. I can feel it in my bones,” Teigen added.
#ChrissyTeigen deleted Twitter because she could not bear the #cyberbullying especially after her loss… I’ve wondered where the sympathy was for the CHILD Chrissy bullied relentlessly as an adult. What about her loss? What about her #abuse?@CourtneyStodden #endabuse pic.twitter.com/6U6s9pUllT
— Kat Granlund Morgan (@katgrandmorning) March 27, 2021
Last year, Stodden posted a five-minute video to her Instagram account accusing Teigen of bullying her.
“What really is bothering me … that I need to discuss is so-called celebrity bullying, especially when there’s a minor involved. I feel like women need to empower women, and there was a time in my life when I was 16 and 17 years old being abused by an alcoholic almost every single night,” Stodden, who began modeling as a child, said, a reference to her then-husband Hutchison.
“And then on top of that, I had so-called celebrities slut-shaming me, bullying me and it makes me wonder where are as a society — we aren’t as far along as I thought we were for women,” she added. “She stalked me, she harassed me, she bullied me. And keep in mind I was a minor. I was 16 and 17 during her period of bullying me and hating on me.”
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