Chrissy Teigen has said “goodbye” to Twitter after deciding to abandon the platform for good.
The model and TV personality is well known for her vibrant and at times controversial online presence, but said her experience so visible on social media had left her “deeply bruised.”
The 35-year-old wrote a thread explaining her reasons to her 13.7 million followers before her account went dark.
“Hey. For over 10 years you’ve been my world,” Teigen began in a thread posted Wednesday night. “Honestly, I owe so much to this world that we have created here. I really consider many of you to be my true friends.
“But it’s time for me to say goodbye,” she continued. “It doesn’t serve me as positively as it does negatively anymore, and I think it’s a good time to call something up.
“My goal in life is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I’m not is too much for me. I’ve always been described as the loud applause girl, but I’m just not. . “
She added: “My desire to be loved and my fear of pissing off people made me someone you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than the one I started here! Was you. !!! “
On Twitter, Teigen was a divisive figure and had fiercely loyal followers, but there was also an undercurrent of relentless bullying that seemed to follow her with every move.
As such, the reaction to his decision to leave has been mixed, but the common denominator of allies and enemies is a sense of shock.
“Chrissy Teigen leaving Twitter is a very, very bad reflection on the company’s ability to tackle abuse,” Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner tweeted. “She wasn’t just a famous person. She was a seasoned user and an internal fan favorite (she spoke during the company’s Twitter retreat in early 2020). This one will sting.
Another tweet reads: “You bullied Chrissy Teigen on Twitter. All she did was share recipes and tell silly jokes. What’s wrong with you.”
Another posted: “So Chrissy Teigen deleted her account. So basically a woman of color who mourns the loss of a child and just wanted to share fun thoughts and delicious recipes was intimidated to such an extent that ‘she had to leave to protect herself. her sanity. Good job sucks. “
While some celebrated the departure of Teigen.
“Chrissy Teigen deletes her Twitter account,” one tweet read, accompanied by a meme that reads, “I’m going to drink this.”
Another joked, “Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter because everyone always called her rich lol.”
Teigen has given no indication of her intention to leave Instagram, where she has 34.3 million subscribers.