Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen humorously requested that the @POTUS Twitter account unfollow her on Tuesday, saying it was necessary for her to “flourish.”
“I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It’s not you it’s me!!!!” Teigen tweeted.
I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It’s not you it’s me!!!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 23, 2021
The Presidential Twitter account followed Teigen one day after President BidenJoe BidenDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Pfizer to apply for COVID-19 booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds: report Coronavirus variant raises fresh concerns for economy MORE’s inauguration, with Teigen as the only celebrity among the dozen accounts that @POTUS follows.
Teigen, who endorsed Biden in the presidential election along with her husband John Legend, had been blocked by former President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE throughout his presidency, likely due to her fierce criticisms of him. A federal appeals had ruled that it was unconstitutional for the president to block his critics on Twitter.
On Biden’s inauguration day, Teigen tweeted, “hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz,” with her request apparently fulfilled.
hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2021
At the time, Teigen appeared to be pleased with the new follower, writing, "my heart oh my god lmao I can finally see the president’s tweets and they probably won’t be unhinged."
But Teigen was apparently uncomfortable using curse words while the president’s Twitter account was following her. The @POTUS account no longer follows Teigen as of Tuesday afternoon.
Teigen's husband John Legend, also a fierce Trump critic, performed in the "Celebrating America" special that aired after Biden's inauguration, appearing with other celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks.