What Chrissy Teigen Said Before Deleting Account, As Twitter Reacts to Exit

Chrissy Teigen has said "goodbye" to Twitter after deleting the platform for good.

The model and television personality is well known for her vibrant and sometimes controversial online presence but has said her experience being so visible on social media has left her "deeply bruised."

The 35-year-old wrote a thread explaining her reasons to her 13.7 million followers before her account went dark.

"Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world," Teigen began in a thread posted Wednesday night. "I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends.

"But it's time for me to say goodbye," she continued. "This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that's the right time to call something.

"My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don't is too much for me. I've always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I'm just not."

She added: "My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn't sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!"

Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen attends the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell on November 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby

On Twitter, Teigen was a divisive figure and had fiercely loyal followers but there was also an undercurrent of relentless bullying that seemed to follow her every move.

As such, the reaction to her decision to leave has been mixed, but the common denominator from allies and foes is a feeling of shock.

"Chrissy Teigen quitting Twitter is a really, really bad reflection on the company's ability to fight abuse," tweeted Bloomberg journalist, Kurt Wagner. "She wasn't just some famous person. She was a power user, and a fan favorite internally (she spoke at Twitter's company-wide retreat in early 2020). This one will sting."

Another tweet reads: "You f****** bullied Chrissy Teigen off Twitter. All she did was share recipes and tell dumb jokes. What the hell is wrong with you."

So Chrissy Teigen deleted her account. So basically a woman of color who is grieving the loss of a child and simply wanted to share funny thoughts and yummy recipes was bullied to such an extreme that she had to leave in order to protect her mental health. Good job sucky people. pic.twitter.com/0opttM0Eke

— Meredith Lee (@meralee727) March 25, 2021

Another posted: "So Chrissy Teigen deleted her account. So basically a woman of color who is grieving the loss of a child and simply wanted to share funny thoughts and yummy recipes was bullied to such an extreme that she had to leave in order to protect her mental health. Good job sucky people."

While some celebrated Teigen's departure.

"chrissy teigen is deleting her twitter account," reads one tweet, along with a meme that reads: "I'll drink to that."

chrissy teigen is deleting her twitter account pic.twitter.com/aNFVpmZUs8

— e.j ☽☾ (@indoorgrlfriend) March 25, 2021

Another joked: "chrissy teigen quit twitter because everyone kept calling her rich lol."

Teigen has given no indication that she intends to leave Instagram, where she boasts 34.3 million followers.