Chrissy Teigen Addresses Cyberbullying Scandal In First TV Appearance Since The Matter Made Headlines: You Learn So Much In The Moments Where You Lose So Much
Chrissy Teigen is reflecting on her past cyberbullying scandal and what it taught her.
As you may recall, various past instances of Chrissy Teigen cyberbullying others have been resurfacing online over the past six months. The most widely-known example of Chrissy Teigen‘s malicious online behavior is connected to Courtney Stodden, who infamously married actor Doug Hutchinson at just 16–34 years younger than the film star. Earlier this year, Courtney Stodden revealed:
“[Chrissy Teigen] 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.’… People came out of the woodwork to beat up on a kid because she was in a situation that she shouldn’t have been in. There were a lot of celebrities acting like playground bullies. Some of the worst treatment I got was from women, and we’re not going to get anywhere if we keep holding each other back.”
Yesterday (Tuesday, Oct. 26th), Chrissy Teigen made her first TV appearance since her cyberbullying scandal. While sitting down with Hoda Kotb on TODAY, the 35-year-old actress stated:
“Having this period of time to digest it all, and to look back and to realize that honestly there is always so much time to grow and to learn and to become more empathetic. I look at my kids and I look at what I want their values to be and how I want them to treat people, and to see that in myself that I was doing that, I think the hardest part for me was realizing ‘My goodness, this really had an effect on people.'”
“In the [early] internet days, you felt like you weren’t talking to anybody. You just threw things out there, you didn’t feel like anyone was going to read it… You don’t really think about the impact and the person on the other side. I think about how much I’ve changed just in the past year and how much I’ve grown and learned.”
She then reflected:
“You learn so much in the moments where you do lose so much. Your world is kind of turned upside down. For me, it was a big moment of ‘Wow, I need to find out how I can be better, how I can grow from this, learn from this… Truly, it made me a stronger person–a better person.”
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