Chrissy Teigen Lives in Fear of ‘Cancel Culture’

Chrissy Teigen is famous for being forthcoming. Twitter loves her for her witty replies, but it’s more than that. In an age where honesty is hard to come by, Teigen is heart-poundingly real. 

To fans, it seems like she always says what’s on her mind, when it’s on her mind. After all, she called the president a “pussy-a** bitch” on social media.

Glamour’s Josh Smith recently sat down with Teigen and learned that she’s just as real in person as she is online. She showed up to the interview in leisurewear and with no makeup, and she didn’t hold back. She did, however, reveal some things that may shock fans. 

Chrissy Teigen doesn’t say everything that’s on her mind 

Believe it or not, the Teigen fans get on twitter is filtered. Even though she’s known for being dead honest, she doesn’t actually share everything she thinks. 

Teigen sensors herself because she’s terrified of “cancel culture.” History has shown that followers can turn on a celebrity or influencer in the blink of an eye. Any tiny mistake or offensive statement can lead to a mass follower exodus and extensive social media shaming. 

Teigen knows she’s at high risk for being “canceled,” so she watches what she says. “It’s good to think about what you’re going to say as it’s going to live forever. It’s hard because now I do want to say certain things, but I have to think, ‘Am I prepared to deal with the backlash?'”

Chrissy Teigen has struggled with mental health issues 

Chrissy Teigen
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Her fear of “cancel culture” isn’t the only thing about Teigen that may surprise her fans. Despite her upbeat, devil may care attitude, Teigen has had her fair share of anxiety and depression. She described in detail how it feels when she hasn’t been taking care of herself.

Tiegen said: “There will be days when I get in a group text with my friends and say, ‘Is anyone else finding it hard to take a shower lately?’ And they’re all like, ‘Take your pills, Chrissy!'” 

Just taking a pill isn’t always easy for someone with anxiety. According to Teigen: “Sometimes reaching for your medication is like picking up a 60kg dumbbell that I don’t feel like picking up and I don’t know why.”

That statement is undoubtedly very relatable to anyone who has experienced debilitating anxiety. As usual, Teigen’s raw honesty really hits home. Still, it’s surprising that someone seemingly so happy could struggle with anxiety and depression. 

Teigen herself says that she’s happy deep down. She knows how lucky she is: She’s rich, famous, and her husband John Legend was recently named People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’

Depression and anxiety have nothing to do with a person’s external circumstances. It can hit anyone, anywhere, and they’re incredibly difficult to overcome. That part of Teigen’s Glamour interview was pretty heavy, but she revealed one other fact about herself that’s a little more lighthearted. 

Chrissy Teigen made other revelations

Teigen made a name for herself as a supermodel, so it’s not surprising to learn that she’s had work done, but she’s never talked about it before. It turns out, she has struggled with body image in the past. It was that struggle that led her to get breast implants, although she didn’t go big.

She said: “It was more for a swimsuit thing. I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed.”

She added: “I kept them the same cup size. I just filled them out, so they are rounder and firmer.”

As Teigen, herself, says, birthing two children have changed the shape of her breasts and made the implants less than desirable. She’s afraid to have any additional surgery on her chest to fix the issue, however.

“But when you have kids you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery,'” she notes.