Chrissy Teigen has broken her month-long silence on social media and returned with an apology to her cyberbullying targets.
On Monday, Teigen returned to Twitter will a lengthy blog post acknowledging she has been a troll and apologizing for her hurtful behavior online.
“I know I’ve been quiet, and lord knows you don’t want to hear about me, but I want you to know I’ve been sitting in a hole of deserved global punishment, the ultimate ‘sit here and think about what you’ve done.’ Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven’t felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I’ve said in the past,” Teigen writes.
The apology comes following a backlash that ensued in May after an interview model and television personality Courtney Stodden did with The Daily Beast, in which they said that Teigen had sent them cruel direct messages and nasty tweets when they were a teenager, NBC News reports.
Teigen quickly made a public apology to Stodden in May before leaving social media.
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!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
“I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others — and more than just a few — who I need to say I’m sorry to. I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted,” Teigen writes.
Teigen goes on to say she is “no longer the person who wrote those horrible things,” and continues to work to better herself.
At the end of the post, Teigen highlights “We are all more than our worst moments.”
Click here to read Teigen’s full blog post.