The 35-year-old model took to
She has come under fire in recent weeks for cruel posts on Twitter aimed at Stodden, Lindsay Lohan, Quvenzhané Wallis, and others.
In 2011, Teigen published a barrage of tweets telling then-16-year-old Stodden, who had just married 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, to ‘go to sleep forever’.
Stodden said this was only part of the picture, saying Teigen would also ‘privately DM me and tell me to kill myself.’
Amid the backlash, Teigen has been dropped by several companies, including Safely, the cleaning brand she founded with Kris Jenner; Macy’s; Target; and Bloomingdale’s.
The large retailers have removed her line of Cravings cookware from its shelves. Teigen has also pulled out of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever.
Teigen was slated to be one of the guest narrators for the series, co-created by Mindy Kaling, but is exiting the gig amid the fallout following her cyberbullying scandal.
Teigen began by writing: ‘Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks.
‘Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past’: Chrissy Teigen (seen last month) has written a blog post to apologize for her past bullying tweets
Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged then 16-year-old TV personality Courtney Stodden (pictured above in 2019), who identifies as non-binary, to kill themselves
Lindsay Lohan was also the subject of an insensitive post by Teigen. A tweet from January 2011 read: ‘Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone’
Teigen began by writing: ‘Hi all. It has been a VERY humbling few weeks.’
‘I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry,’ Teigen writes in her Medium post from Monday
Teigen writes that she’s ‘no longer the person who wrote those horrible things’ after she ‘grew up’ and ‘got therapy’
‘I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance,’ Teigen wrote
‘I know I’ve been quiet, and lord knows you don’t want to hear about me, but I want you to know I’ve been sitting in a hole of deserved global punishment, the ultimate “sit here and think about what you’ve done”,’ the supermodel wrote.
‘Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past.’
Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged a then 16-year-old Stodden to kill themselves.
Lohan was also the subject of an insensitive post by Teigen. A tweet from January 2011 read: ‘Lindsay adds a few more slits to her wrists when she sees emma stone’
The tweet was shared by user @Leyton last month.
‘I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry,’ Teigen writes in her Medium post from Monday.
She added: ‘There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. 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.’
Teigen continued: ‘When I first started using social media, I had so much fun with it.
‘I made jokes, random observations. Think of all the engineers, working day and night to develop this amazing new platform and technology, connecting people all over the world to learn, create, and find kindred spirits.
‘And I used it to snark at some celebrities.’
Teigen writes that her tweets were borne out of being ‘insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted.’
‘If there was a pop culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to try to gain attention and show off what I at the time believed was a crude, clever, harmless quip,’ she wrote.
‘I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities.’