Chrissy Teigen issued an apology for past actions on social media after accusations emerged that she had participated in cyberbullying but the reactions have been mixed.
While some were full of praise for Teigen, others denounced her apology. Among her critics was author and conservative commentator, Candace Owens.
"The problem with #chrissyteigen’s diatribe is that she’s apologizing for who she was 'a long time ago,'" Owens tweeted. "Let’s be clear— Chrissy spent the last 6 years online harassing conservative women who DID NOTHING to her. This wasn’t some off-colored period of her life. It’s who she is."
Owens remarks came in response to Teigen's lengthy apology that she penned on Medium, and shared on Instagram.
"It has been a VERY humbling few weeks," she wrote, adding that not a "single moment" had passed during which she has not " felt the crushing weight of regret" for what she had said in the past.
"There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets," she continued. "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 humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."
Several celebrities showed their support for Teigen in reply to her Instagram post.
"Sending love," actress Yvette Nicole Brown commented under the post. Teigen's husband, John Legend, Jennifer Garner, and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards all left heart emojis under the post.
"The trolling that you are receiving is also uncalled for," added Zoe Saldana. "I see you and respect you."
Teigen's apology comes just over a month after Courtney Stodden, who has come out as nonbinary and goes by they/them pronouns, admitted to being bullied by Teigen online.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Stodden said that 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," adding that Teigen had also sent a message stating "I can't wait for you to die."
Teigen apologized to Stodden in a series of tweets, stating she was "mortified" by her behavior and explained that she had reached out to them privately, but Stodden said this was not true.
"In fact, she blocked me on Twitter," Stodden wrote in an Instagram post that included a screenshot of the message on Twitter that they had been blocked by Teigen. "All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record."
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