After more than month away from social media, earlier this week Chrissy Teigen broke her online silence with a lengthy apology posted on both her Twitter and Instagram pages.
The mum-of-two shared a Medium post reflecting on her past tweets from 2011 and publicly said sorry for her online attacks towards a number of famous faces.
In just over two days, the Instagram version of essay has attracted over a million likes and thousands of comments, many of which from celebrity pals.
Legally Blonde actress Selma Blair wrote “Let your heart be your North Star” while Jennifer Garner simply posted a love heart emoji as a show of solidarity.
Actress Zoe Saldana noted the abuse the star has also suffered, saying: “The trolling that you are receiving is also uncalled for. I see you and respect you.”
The under-fire star’s husband, John Legend, was also one of the many to show public support for Chrissy, leaving four red love heart emojis among the many comments.
Chrissy’s online apology comes after numerous nasty tweets resurfaced from over the years where the star posted a number of posts targeted at numerous people, including Courtney Stodden.
Chrissy, who was 25 at the time of posting in 2011, tweeted the then 16-year-old Courtney, urging them to take their own life.
In her apology, she says: “As you know, a bunch of my old awful (awful, awful) tweets resurfaced. I’m truly ashamed of them.
“As I look at them and understand the hurt they caused, I have to stop and wonder: How could I have done that?”
She continued: “There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humour.”
In the piece, the model also discusses her previous need to appear ‘cool’ online.
“In reality, I was insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted,” she wrote.
“If there was a pop culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to try to gain attention and show off what I at the time believed was a crude, clever, harmless quip. I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities.”
Chrissy’s social media down-fall comes during an already tough past 12 months for the 35-year-old.
In December 2020, she expressed her sadness about the fact she will never be pregnant again, just months after she lost her son Jack during a complicated birth.
“I love being pregnant, so, so much, and I’m sad I never will be again,” she captioned a selfie of herself with a still-visible bump.
“Even though I’m no longer pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been,” the mum-of-two added to her Instagram post.