Chrissy Teigen Drops Out of Netflix Role as Controversy Mounts
News comes weeks after star was called out by Courtney Stodden for past cyberbullying
Chrissy Teigen has dropped out of a Netflix role in the forthcoming second season of Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” series as the controversy around the Democrat activist mounts.
The news comes weeks after Teigen reportedly bullied suicidal teenager Courtney Stodden and encouraged her to kill herself.
Fox News reported this weekend:
“Chrissy Teigen has dropped out of a role for Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ weeks after she was called out by Courtney Stodden for past cyberbullying."
A spokesperson for the Netflix shows confirmed that “Teigen has stepped away from a guest voiceover role,” adding they will look for a new actor for the role.
Last month, Teigen was forced to issue an apology following the news of her bullying a suicidal teenager.
Teigen apologized for repeatedly sending abusive messages to then-minor Courtney Stodden.
The 35-year-old model and wife of singer John Legend admitted she bullied Stodden through tweets and direct messages she sent to her a decade ago.
is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
In a slew of abusive messages in 2011, Teigen had encouraged the former teen bride to commit suicide.
In May, Target announced it is no longer selling Teigen’s cookware in their stores.
“The retailer has pulled her Cravings cookware line from its website,” a Fox Business report outlined Thursday.
"We made the mutual decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line, given our continued focus on brands we develop, and that can only be found at Target,” the company said in a statement.
It remains unclear when the cookware was pulled, but it was removed in April, according to a source at TMZ.
Conservative commentator Candace Owens also blasted Teigen as "sick" for her bullying.
"Chrissy Teigen has offered a public apology to Courtney Stodden for encouraging her to commit suicide as a teenager, but ONLY because I blew the story up," Owens fired.
"The media has given Chrissy a pass for YEARS as she has monstrously attacked people, repeatedly simply for just existing."