In March of 2021, Chrissy Teigen announced she would be leaving Twitter due to negativity. In response, media personality Courtney Stodden posted a screenshot of an old tweet from Teigen making fun of Stodden’s Facebook account being shut down.
Stodden captioned the post: "What a shame @chrissyteigen is leaving Twitter ... it’s too 'negative' for herrrrrr #chrissyteigen #bully"
Two weeks after Stodden’s post, Stodden, who identifies as nonbinary, appeared in a video on TMZ, accusing Teigen of being a hypocrite and sharing more details about the hurtful tweets and DMs Teigen began sending them when they were 16 years old:
“It really affected me. The bottom line is I never had a chance to forgive her. She’s never given me a chance to forgive her. It’s so damaging when you have somebody like Chrissy Teigen bullying children...I think it’s time to speak out. I’m not going after her to bully her and I don't think it’s okay that people are bullying Chrissy. But I also don’t think it’s okay to cry wolf either.”
Stodden said Teigen’s bullying began at an age when they needed help and were being abused. At the time, Stodden was in the spotlight for marrying actor Doug Hutchison, a man 35 years their senior.
Teigen’s tweets to Stodden included messages such as:
–“my Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. dmmmmm baby.”
– “go. to. sleep. Forever.”
– “i hate you.”