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Chrissy Teigen apologises to Courtney Stodden for past bullying: ‘I am ashamed and completely embarrassed’


Chrissy Teigen has apologised to Courtney Stodden after being accused of cyberbullying.

The Cravings cookbook author, 35, wrote a lengthy thread via Twitter on Wednesday, May 12, after Stodden accused Teigen of once telling them to kill themself.

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“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls–t in front of the entire world,” she tweeted. “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll.

“I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!”

“I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.”

Earlier this week, Stodden — who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — told The Daily Beast of Teigen’s past comments, saying, “She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.'”

Chrissy Teigen, Courtney Stodden
Chrissy Teigen has apologised to Courtney Stodden for past bullying. (Instagram)

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Back in March, Stodden had previously spoken out about Teigen’s online treatment of them. In a since-deleted video shared via Instagram, the reality star called the model “hypocritical” for temporarily quitting Twitter due to negativity on the app.

“What a shame @chrissyteigen is leaving Twitter … it’s too ‘negative’ for herrrrrr #chrissyteigen #bully,” they tweeted, sharing a screenshot of one of Teigen’s tweets from 2011 that made fun of Stodden.

For support and advice regarding bullying and mental health, visit Lifeline.org.au or call 13 11 14.

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