Chrissy Teigen Leaves Twitter: 'This No Longer Serves Me'
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One of the most influential voices on Twitter has deleted her account: Chrissy Teigen is done with the platform.
The model and cookbook author, who has used the social media site for the better part of a decade, shared on Wednesday night that she needed to leave Twitter for her mental health.
This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively.
“Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” she began in a Twitter thread. “But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
With more than 13 million followers, the 35-year-old had long been lauded as the "queen of social media" and often used her Twitter account to share the hilarious goings-on in her and husband John Legend's life. She also used the account to address very serious issues, including the loss of her baby in fall 2020.
"My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me," she wrote, before adding: “My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!”
Your Words Matter
Known for her "clapbacks," Teigen pushed back and said she's not the "strong clap girl" people portray her as.
"No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention," she wrote. "For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised."
Teigen's thread went on to say that she encourages people to "know and never forget that your words matter."
The mom of two wrapped up her thoughts by saying "[I've] made my mistakes" over the years and have "learned an incredible amount." She added that she cherished her time with her followers, before concluding with an apropos quip: "I also hate you." The account was deactivated shortly thereafter.
We'll miss you on Twitter, Chrissy. But, for now, at least we have Instagram.