Chrissy Teigen Apologizes to Courtney Stodden: I Was an Insecure Troll!

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Earlier this year, the world was once again reminded of Chrissy Teigen's history as an internet bully.

These days, she's known for humor, her sobriety journey, being stalked by cultists, doing her awkward mom thing.

But there was a time when she said cruel things without thinking -- and one of her targets was Courtney Stodden.

Chrissy has now issued an apology, 10 years later. And Courtney has responded.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Father's Day 2018

On Wednesday, May 12, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to begin a long-awaited apology.

"Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable," her first tweet began.

Specifically, accountable "for all their past bulls--t in front of the entire world."

Courtney Stodden: A Selfie

"I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be," Chrissy expressed.

"I was an insecure, attention seeking troll," she freely acknowledged.

Chrissy then announced: "I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior."

Chrissy Teigen, Baby Bump

"But," Chrissy acknowledged, "that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel."

"I have worked so hard to give you guys joy," she expressed.

"And," she admitted, she worked hard to "be beloved."

Courtney Stodden Comes Out

"And the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly," Chrissy wrote to her fans.

A lot of people, particularly those who began to follow Chrissy years later, were crushed to learn of her earlier Twitter history.

Though the early days of social media were home to "edgy" jokes that did not age well, Chrissy's 2011 content was malicious.

Chrissy Teigen, Pregnant and Smiling

"These were not my only mistakes," Chrissy admitted.

"And surely won’t be my last," she predicted, "as hard as I try."

Chrissy then strongly emphasized: "But god I will try!!"

Courtney Stodden Smiles in the Warm Light

"I have tried to connect with Courtney privately," Chrissy then shared.

Everyone knew what she was talking about, but it was good to say her name.

"But since I publicly fueled all this," Chrissy wrote, "I want to also publicly apologize."

Chrissy Teigen apology to Courtney Stodden tweets 12 May 2021

"I’m so sorry, Courtney," Chrissy apologized.

"I hope you can heal now," she expressed.

She hopes that this is now possible "knowing how deeply sorry I am."

Courtney Stodden Is Divorced

"And I am so sorry I let you guys down," Chrissy wrote to her fans.

"I will forever work on being better," she vowed.

Chrissy aims to be better "than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago."

Chrissy Teigen in a Dress

Recently, Courtney spoke about how Chrissy's tweets bore them particular malice.

"She wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take 'a dirt nap,'" Courtney shared.

"But would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself," they added. "Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die.'"

Chrissy Teigen 2011 tweets Courtney Stodden "dirt nap"

Chrissy's public tweets, dating back to 2011 and 2012, were immortalized in screenshots.

Chrissy was about 26 years old at the time. Courtney, born in 1994, was a teenager.

For whatever reason, Chrissy's tweets read things like  "go. to sleep. forever" or called Courtney "an idiot."

Courtney Stodden with a Stare

Courtney took to their Instagram account later on Wednesday afternoon to officially respond.

"I accept her apology and forgive her," they began.

"But the truth remains the same," Courtney admitted. "I have never heard from her or her camp in private."

Courtney Stodden IG response to Chrissy Teigen apology 12 May 2021

"In fact, she blocked me on Twitter," Courtney noted, with a screenshot of that.

"All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology," they emphasized.

"But it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record," Courtney wrote.

Courtney Stodden Drinks Mimosas

Chrissy apologized. Courtney tentatively accepted it.

They also clearly put a lot of thought into their reply to an apology that they could not even read from their own Twitter account.

We of course hope that Chrissy has changed and meant this sincerely, and that this will one day no longer haunt Courtney.

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