Teigen announced in a series of tweets on Wednesday that she was deleting her account, citing negativity and the effect it is having on her as the reasons why. Insider captured screenshots of Teigen’s tweets explaining her reasons for leaving. She wrote:
Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. 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. 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.
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!!!@chrissyteigen
Teigen acknowledged in her goodbye note that she has been a part of the problem by contributing to the negativity online. “I have made my mistakes, throughout years and in front of hundreds of thousands, and been held accountable for them. I’ve learned an incredible amount here,” she wrote. “God I have said f—— up s— and killed myself over it as much as you killed me. But one thing I haven’t learned is how to block out the negativity.”
Teigen signed off by encouraging people to remember that words matter: “I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter. No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intentions. For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am deeply bruised,” she added.
Teigen was one of the few people that President Biden followed on Twitter when he first took office, but she asked him to stop following her so that she wouldn’t have to be careful about what she said.
Despite deleting Twitter, Teigen still has more than 34 million followers on Instagram.