Story at a glance
- Teigen cyberbullied then 16-year-old Stodden in 2011.
- Teigen apologized on Twitter in May.
- “I’m so sorry, Courtney,” Teigen tweeted. “I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”
At a PETA event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Courtney Stodden, a 26-year-old nonbinary model, told TMZ that Chrissy Teigen has not reached out to them, something the Sports Illustrated model said she made an attempt to do in her public apology for cyberbullying.
As Changing America previously reported, Teigen cyberbullied then 16-year-old Stodden in 2011, allegedly telling them to kill themselves.
Teigen, 35, released a public apology on Twitter after receiving backlash, which eventually led the model to get “canceled.”
I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls–t in front of the entire world,” Teigen wrote. “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be.”
“I’m so sorry, Courtney,” Teigen tweeted. “I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”
“I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that…is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.”
In the thread of tweets, Teigen specifically stated that she “tried to connect with Courtney privately” but decided that tweets were the most sincere form of communication.
TMZ also reported Teigen reached to Stodden via text.
As Changing America previously reported, Teigen has somewhat accepted being part of the “canceled club,” telling paparazzi she does not know when she will be “uncanceled” and she will be refraining from commenting on others on social media.
"I don’t know, it could be forever. I have no idea. I don’t know," Teigen told TMZ of her cancelation. “I have decided I’m not getting involved in anyone’s s–t ever again."
Teigan, who lost three lucrative partnerships with Bloomingdales, its parent firm Macy’s, as well as Target to sell her cookware, "Cravings by Chrissy," went into hiding on social media and the public.
The model has admitted that the negative publicity has triggered her depression.
Stodden told reporters that Teigen, who they believe is playing the victim, should advocate against cyberbullying, according to Page Six.
“I have a message for her, and I think that continuing to gripe about ‘cancel club’ or whatever that is, I think step out, take your part and maybe do something with charities,” Stodden told TMZ. “Step out. Do something anti-bullying if she really means what she says. Get out. Do something. And it really helps the spirit, it does.”
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