Chrissy Teigen Controversy: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Chrissy Teigen’s Bullying Controversy!
Courtney Stodden, who recently married 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison, has spoken up about the horrific online harassment she endured as a 16-year-old at the hands of Teigen and other celebrities.
Chrissy Teigen says she apologised to the women she harassed on Twitter, but Courtney Stodden says the supermodel and former Twitter “queen” never actually did that.
Stodden said, “Not only have I never met her, but I have never spoken to her in my life,” during an interview with a podcast on Tuesday. Stodden stated that over ten years ago, Teigen sent private messages to the then-teenage media sensation threatening their lives, but she never followed up with an attempt to address the online assaults.
Stodden, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, spoke about the difficulty of dealing with Teigen’s bullying on Alex Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast. Both Stodden and Cooper are admirers of Teigen and her musician husband, John Legend.
Now 27 years old, Stodden said, “I really liked her.” Just like how I pursued her. Of course, I’m a huge John Legend fan. However, I adore you. The thought crossed my mind when I saw this on my timeline when I was still following them.
After watching the 2004 comedy “Mean Girls,” Stodden drew parallels between the lead character, Regina George, and Teigen. George is the leader of a clique of mean girls. Co-star Lindsay Lohan joined the ranks of disturbed young female celebs whom Teigen has criticised social media.
When asked what he wanted to say to her, Stodden said, “I honestly don’t have anything to say to her. There’s no reason for me to contact Regina George. To be honest, I don’t need it.
After Stodden, then 16, married actor Doug Hutchison in 2011, Chrissy Teigen and other celebrities made public threats and insults over her decision. According to The Daily Beast, Stodden, who was called a “teen bride,” became the centre of a media storm after being ridiculed for their wild conduct and penchant for wearing provocative clothing that exposed their huge breasts.
A CNN report claims that Stodden was called a “stripper” by Anderson Cooper, a “whore” by Courtney Love, a “slut” by Joy Behar, and had their breasts probed by Dr Drew in front of a live studio audience.
Stodden stated on Cooper’s podcast that their most enduring resentment stemmed from Teigen’s private messaging them “for a really long time,” sometimes until 2 a.m.
Stodden recalled receiving one of Teigen’s disturbing messages in private. Stodden remarked, “I was so shocked by this one in particular that I remember it to this day.” It was, at one point, very early in the morning. Really, ten years have passed by now. She told me over text, “I cannot wait for you to die.”
After that, Stodden said, “And that was only one of several that I recall.” And then she started publicly begging me to take a dirt nap. It was just that she was fixated on seeing me dead.
After the 2021 documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which looked at the media’s treatment of the pop superstar in the 2000s, one writer claimed it was time to reevaluate Stodden’s situation because the media and viewers “turned child abuse into a sleazy spectacle.” This was according to an interview with Stodden published in the Daily Beast in May of that year.
As a direct result of Stodden’s comments about Teigen in the Daily Beast interview, she experienced a precipitous decline in her fame.
As opposed to merely tweeting that he wished me to take “a dirt nap,” (Teigen) would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die,'” Stodden told the Daily Beast.
To add insult to injury, Stodden stated to the Daily Beast that “people came out of the woodwork to beat up on a kid because she was in a circumstance that she shouldn’t have been in.”
Lots of famous people were behaving badly, like bullies in school. Some of the toughest insults I received were from women, and if we keep talking trash about one other, nothing will change.
It was after the Daily Beast interview that everyone started paying attention to what Teigen had said to Stodden. Her other online attacks, on people like troubled actress Lindsay Lohan and Farrah Abraham, were later uncovered as well.
Later, well-known retailers such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Target attempted to distance themselves from her.
Crisis management experts say Teigen violated one of the seven fatal sins of American popularity by putting on a different persona in public than she does behind closed doors.
Despite her sometimes abrasive and controversial way of expression, Teigen has positioned herself as genuine and kind-hearted and has fashioned herself into an arbiter of compassion, moral behaviour, and progressive politics.
The chairman of the Los Angeles-based company Reputation Management Consultants, Eric Schiffer, has labelled her bullying incident one of “the biggest meltdowns in American celebrity” for revealing her to be a “hypocrite,” “cruel,” and “sadistic.”
In several public statements, Teigen expressed regret for her prior behaviour and admitted that, as a young aspiring model seeking attention, she had been an online “troll.” She tweeted, “Since I publicly fuelled this, I also want to publicly apologise,” a “private” message to Courtney Stodden. I’m sorry, Courtney. Please accept my deepest apologies; I pray that this will help you get better.
Stodden told Cooper that the mother-of-two had already blocked them on social media by the time Teigen gave her public apologies.
Stodden told TMZ that Teigen was still a bully and acting selfishly when she recently went online to tell her fans she was “depressed” and “lost” after her cyberbullying controversy put her in “the cancel club.”
As a guest on Cooper’s podcast, Stodden voiced their hope that Teigen would see the error of her ways and warned that the cyberbullying they endured at the hands of the supermodel might have major psychological consequences, including an increased risk of suicide.