On Monday, the media persona, 35, admitted to being a troll on the web, writing imply feedback, and insisted she’s a modified individual.
“It has been a VERY humbling few weeks. I do know I’ve been quiet, and lord is aware of you don’t wish to hear about me, however I need you to know I’ve been sitting in a gap of deserved international punishment, the last word ‘sit right here and take into consideration what you’ve achieved.’ Not a day, not a single second has handed the place I haven’t felt the crushing weight of remorse for the issues I’ve stated up to now,” Teigen wrote through Medium. “As you understand, a bunch of my previous terrible (terrible, terrible) tweets resurfaced. I’m actually ashamed of them. As I have a look at them and perceive the harm they induced, I’ve to cease and surprise: How may I’ve achieved that?”
“There’s merely no excuse for my previous horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. Nobody does. Lots of them wanted empathy, kindness, understanding and help, not my meanness masquerading as a type of informal, edgy humor,” she added.
On the time, Legend initially reacted to Teigen’s publish with coronary heart emojis.
“Phrases have penalties and there are actual folks behind the Twitter handles I went after. I wasn’t simply attacking some random avatar, however hurting younger ladies — some who have been nonetheless women — who had emotions. … I gained’t ask to your forgiveness, solely your persistence and tolerance. I ask that you simply enable me, as I promise to permit you, to personal previous errors and be given the chance to hunt self enchancment and alter,” the “Cravings” creator concluded.
Amongst Teigen’s previous actions that she’s apologizing for are allegedly encouraging Courtney Stodden to commit suicide and suggesting that Lindsay Lohan bodily hurt herself out of jealousy.
The ordeal resulted in a substantial amount of backlash for the once-beloved star, which many think about ironic given her tendency to slam others for problematic behaviors. Farrah Abraham additionally accused her of bullying her in 2013.
Teigen wrote how she realized, “I used to be insecure, immature and in a world the place I assumed I wanted to impress strangers to be accepted. If there was a popular culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to attempt to achieve consideration and exhibit what I on the time believed was a crude, intelligent, innocent quip. I assumed it made me cool and relatable if I poked enjoyable at celebrities.”
“Life has made me extra empathetic. I’m extra understanding of what motivates trolling — the moment gratification that you simply get from lashing out and clapping again, throwing rocks at somebody you assume is invincible as a result of they’re well-known. Additionally, I do know now the way it feels to be on the receiving finish of unimaginable vitriol. Consider me, the irony of this isn’t misplaced on me.”
Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy and Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.