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Chrissy Teigen Admits To Being A Troll And Apologises For Her Actions

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Chrissy Teigen Admits To Being A Troll And Apologises For Her Actions

Chrissy Teigen has broken her month-long social media silence to admit she'd been a troll in the past online and to apologise for tweets she'd made when she was younger.

Teigen has become known for baring her soul on social media over the year, but has recently been taking a break after TV personality Courtney Stodden recently accused her of bullying them on Twitter a decade or so ago.

Stodden, who is non-binary, brought up old tweets and DMs from Teigen that told the then-16-year-old 'I can't wait for you to die'.

Across social media posts and in interviews they've mentioned repeatedly the abuse they faced.

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Teigen apologised in a series of Tweets on 12 May and then went silent until this new post which furthers her Twitter apology and explains the situation further.

It's clear too there were more targets than just Stodden.

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"There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets," Teigen wrote. "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. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."

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Teigen explained why she had perhaps once used social media in the way that she did.

"I was insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted," she wrote.

"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.

"I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities."

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Teigen says that in hindsight she should've known she needed to change her behaviour on social media, because people kept commenting on how surprisingly nice she was in real life.

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"I wasn't mean in my everyday life" she wrote. "More than once, someone would come up to me and say, 'You're so much nicer in person.' Why was that not a huge red flag?

"But I took it in and tossed it aside.

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"I'm telling you this for context, not seeking or deserving any sympathy. There's no justification for my behavior. I'm not a victim here. The subjects of your sympathy - and mine - should be those I put down."

Teigen insisted she's no longer the person who wrote the things that recently resurfaced online.

She signed off by saying: "I won't ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self improvement and change."

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