Chrissy Teigen Says She's 'Depressed' and 'Lost' after Being Exposed as Bully
The actor said she missed connecting with her fans and receiving praise
Former model, Democrat, and Joe Biden supporter Chrissy Teigen said she is “depressed” and “lost” amid the public backlash that ensued after she was exposed as “cyber-bully," which included encouraging a 16-year-old to commit suicide.
Teigen addressed the scandal after she shared an Instagram snap of her view from “cancel club.”
The left-wing actor told her 34.9million followers it "feels so weird to pretend like nothing happened" while she feels like "utter s**t in real life."
The actor said she missed connecting with her fans and receiving praise.
In May, Teigen was forced to issue an apology to the teenager she encouraged to kill herself.
The actor apologized for repeatedly sending abusive messages to then-minor Courtney Stodden.
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
The wife of singer John Legend admitted she bullied Stodden through tweets and direct messages she sent to her a decade ago.
“[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself."
"Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die,’” Stodden told The Daily Beast.
Just a month later, fashion designer Michael Costello said Teigen left him with thoughts of suicide after a series of messages in which she tormented him.
In an Instagram, Costello wrote:
"I didn't want to do this, but I can not be happy until I speak my mind I need to heal, and in order for me to do that, I must reveal what I've been going through."
"I wanted to kill myself, and I still am traumatized, depressed, and have thoughts of suicide."
In the messages, Teigen refuses to speak with him when he was pleading to clear up the situation and his good name.
Teigen later dropped out of a Netflix role in the forthcoming second season of Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” series amid the mounting controversy surrounding her bullying.