Chrissy Teigen Says She’s ‘Worried’ for Her Family After Blocking Over a Million Twitter Users
Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend make up one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. However, recently, the married pair — but mostly Teigen — have been hounded by a group Twitter users. These vicious tweeters somehow connected Teigen and Legend with a conspiracy theory centered around Jeffrey Epstein. Teigen’s critics are linking the now-infamous criminal to Teigen — and their accusations range from beyond-belief to straight-up preposterous. Here’s why Teigen had to block over a million Twitter users — and why she’s terrified for her family.
Cookbook author Chrissy Teigen’s old tweets resurfaced — and the trolls came out
On Twitter these days, former model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen’s comments section are a minefield. Positivity is abundant, for sure, but the trolls thrive, too.
Even after Teigen recently set her Twitter account to private, several haters stayed on, accusing her of unspeakable acts in their tweets.
Many of them cite old tweets of Teigen’s — which she openly admits she deleted. Admittedly, the TV personality made some off-color jokes about the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras. But she denies any criminal wrongdoing.
“Thinking quotes from a TV show are messages to fellow pedos?” she asked the trolls in one tweet. “So sick of this dumb sh*t. You’re willfully ignorant. I’d be a little more private about it, I think.”
Others are claiming — without evidence — that her name was on Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs. Teigen has vehemently denied that she or her husband John Legend are on those logs.
Chrissy Teigen blocked several Twitter users
Teigen ultimately reached a breaking point among the wild accusations, tweeting:
I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the ‘just ignore them, they’re just trolls.
She thanked her supporters and a journalist named Yashar Ali for helping her spot and block the trolls — and for cheering her up.
“Yashar has spent the entire day helping me, nonstop,” she continued. “And sends me funny pictures. And lets me vent and cry. And gives me his therapists. I love you, man.”
Teigen is worried about her husband John Legend and their children
While many of her Twitterverse haters lambaste Teigen for deleting old tweets, she has her own explanation for it, writing:
I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot … STAND you idiots anymore and I’m worried for my family. Finding me talking about Toddlers and Tiaras in 2013 and thinking you’re some sort of f*cking operative.
Teigen is tweeting on private, now — but she isn’t done fighting. She knows her trolls aren’t either. In another tweet, Teigen wrote:
I know for a fact it won’t go away. They’ll just think of another excuse. It is extremely disheartening. I don’t know how to stop this. I don’t think anyone quite gets it.
The recipe author also knows that within the 13 million people who still follow her, there are some critics hiding.
“That tweet was specifically made to get them to come out of hiding in my private account and I gotta say it worked like a charm because they cannot not shut up,” she shared in another tweet. However, Teigen does find moments of levity among the chaos.
“OK, pissing them off is way more fun than being sad,” the former model wrote in one of her tweets.