After more than a decade on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen has grown tired of the social network.
The model, television personality, author and entrepreneur posted a thread on Twitter on Wednesday, telling her more than 13.7 million followers that she was leaving the platform, before deleting the account.
“Hey. For more than 10 years, you have been my world. I honestly owe a lot to this world that we have created here. I really consider many of you my true friends,” Teigen wrote in the farewell message. Time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as negatively, and I think it is the right time to call something. “
Teigen’s departure from Twitter is a blow to the company, which for years has tried to improve its ability to curb harassment, intimidation and other harmful behavior. The trolls had taken their toll on Teigen: “For years I have taken so many small hits from 2 followers that at this point I am honestly deeply bruised,” she tweeted Wednesday.
In a recent example, Teigen announced on Twitter last Monday that she and Kris Jenner were launching a line of plant-based cleaning products, and it received a barrage of harsh criticism. Amid the backlash, Teigen wrote, “I don’t really wake up every day trying to piss you off, but somehow I succeed. and you say that I have no talent. that’s something I guess. “
In her final Twitter post, Teigen wrote: “My goal in life is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I have always been portrayed as the strong girl with the palms, but I am not. My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off have turned me into someone you didn’t sign up for, and a different human being than the one I started here! Live well, tweeters. Please know that the only thing that worried me was you guys !!!
Teigen joined Twitter in May 2009. His accounts on other platforms remain active, including on Instagram and YouTube.
As a frank, funny, and prolific tweeter, Teigen shared her political views along with personal reflections, recipes, and photos with her husband, singer John Legend.
In July 2017, Teigen had been blocked by former President Donald Trump (who was banned by Twitter for life after the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol). In response to a tweet from Trump that said: “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some who were carried over the lines on my back, do very little to protect their president,” Teigen wrote: “Lolllll, you don’t like no one”. A few days later, Teigen shared that Trump had blocked her: “After 9 years of hating Donald J. Trump, saying ‘hahaha nobody likes you’ was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
After Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and his team took over the official White House social accounts, Teigen’s Twitter account was among the first group to be followed by @POTUS. She tweeted in surprise: “My heart, oh my gosh, I can finally see the president’s tweets and they probably won’t be unhinged.”