- ‘If there’s one good thing about the pandemic besides getting Chrissy Teigen out of our lives…’ the comedian, 27, joked during this week’s Saturday Night Live episode
- Teigen has come under fire in recent weeks after abusive tweets made by the 35-year-old in 2011 were uncovered
- This include one tweet, among other, directed towards 26-year-old model Courtney Stodden, then 16, encouraging them to kill themselves
- Stodden – who is nonbinary and goes by ‘they’ pronouns – recently revealed that Teigen still hasn’t apologized to them privately
- They also called for Chrissy to lose her lucrative branding deals, warning companies that it’s ‘not a good look’ to be ‘aligning with someone who encourages a minor to commit suicide’
- Since then, the 35-year-old wife of John Legend has had her Cravings line dropped from the likes of Macy’s and Bloomingdales
- ‘They pretty much had it together but they had to cancel it,’ said an insider to Page Six regarding Chrissy’s dealings with Bloomingdales
Pete Davidson took a major dig at Chrissy Teigen during this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.
‘If there’s one good thing about the pandemic besides getting Chrissy Teigen out of our lives…’ the comedian, 27, joked during the series’ often political Weekend Update segment.
Teigen has come under fire in recent weeks after abusive tweets made by the 35-year-old in 2011 were uncovered, including one tweet urging a then 16-year-old Courtney Stodden, now 26, to kill themselves.
Despite calling her out by name, Davidson did not take his Teigen joke any further as he completed the remainder of his monologue.
Stodden – who is nonbinary and goes by ‘they’ pronouns – recently revealed that Teigen still hasn’t apologized to them privately and has called for her to lose her lucrative branding deals, warning companies that it’s ‘not a good look’ to be ‘aligning with someone who encourages a minor to commit suicide.’
Bloomingdale’s has become the latest brand to drop Chrissy Teigen over her 2011 Twitter messages.
Teigen was due to sign a contract to host a promotional event at the department store but it was torn up at the last minute.
An insider told Page Six on Tuesday: ‘They pretty much had it together but they had to cancel it’.
It comes as little surprise given Bloomingdale’s is owned by the same parent company as Macy’s, which pulled Teigen’s cookware line earlier this week.
The Macy’s website also no longer displays her cookware line Cravings by Chrissy Teigen – which she launched with them exclusively in 2019 – but it is still selling three of her cookbooks.
Target say the partnership ended at the end of 2020 and has nothing to do with the controversy.
‘We made the mutual decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line, given our continued focus on brands we develop and that can only be found at Target,’ the company said in a statement.
Teigen came under fire last week after Stodden revealed the former model and wife of John Legend sent abusive messages in the past telling them to commit suicide.
In 2011, Teigen published a barrage of tweets telling then-16-year-old Stodden to ‘go to sleep forever’.
Stodden said this was only part of the picture, saying Teigen would also ‘privately DM me and tell me to kill myself.’
Teigen responded last Wednesday posting a lengthy apology on Twitter saying she was ‘mortified’ by her past behavior and had tried to reach out to Stodden to apologize.
Stodden hit back at Teigen’s claim that she apologized privately, saying ‘she said she did, but she didn’t’.
‘She apologized on Twitter but I was blocked from the apology so couldn’t really see it but a few people sent it to me,’ they said.
‘I feel if she was sincerely sorry she would have at least got in touch with me privately. She said she did but she didn’t.’
Stodden demanded Teigen lose all her lucrative deals with brands immediately and called for a boycott of any that stick with the embattled star.
‘Vrbo, Target, Paypal… I think should really reconsider aligning with someone who promotes violence and encourages a minor to commit suicide,’ said Stodden.
‘That is disgusting and it’s not a good look. Luckily we have a choice where we spend our money.’
Stodden urged brands to ‘rethink’ their association with Teigen as they sent a message to other victims of online abuse and bullying.
‘I am living proof that you can get through harassment and bullying. I think anybody dealing with a bully – you are so worthy and no matter how in power that bully is or how popular that bully is, life is always worth living.
‘And it’s really awful to feel like you’re dispensable and your life is dispensable. I really think the brands need to rethink that.’
Aside from Target and Macy’s, vacation rental firm Vrbo announced last week the Teigen-Legend family had struck a deal to be its first-ever ‘Family in Residence’ with a new ad and a brand new Legend adaptation of a classic song.
Stodden revealed last week that Teigen had sent them abusive direct messages where she told the former teen bride to commit suicide.
‘[Chrissy] 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,” they said.
A ‘dirt nap’ alludes to a dead person’s burial.
Teigen publicly tweeted about Stodden several times in 2011 as well.
‘My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby,’ one of the tweets read.
Another tweet from Teigen to Stodden stated: ‘go. to sleep. forever.’
In other tweets she told the then 16-year-old ‘I hate you’ and asked ‘what drug makes you do that with your mouth?’
It is not clear what triggered Teigen to compose the public attacks on Stodden, who had gained notoriety for marrying Green Mile actor Doug Hutchinson, who was 51.
Teigen published an apology on Twitter Wednesday saying she was ‘ashamed and completely embarrassed’ by her actions.
‘Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls*** in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be.’
She added: ‘I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that…is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.’
Teigen concluded: ‘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.’
But Stodden fired back that Teigen ‘never’ reached out to them privately to apologize for the abusive tweets and direct messages that she sent in 2011.
‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,’ wrote Stodden via Instagram on Wednesday.
Stodden also said they had been ‘blocked’ by Teigen on Twitter so – while she put the apology out to the public – Stodden could not see it.
‘In fact, she blocked me on Twitter,’ Stodden wrote, followed by a screengrab showing that they were unable to view Chrissy’s account due to being allegedly blocked.
‘All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, 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,’ Stodden added.
Stodden first made the claims against the model as early as April last year in an Instagram post saying they felt bullied by her.
‘I’m going through a lot right now behind closed doors and I’m coming to a lot of, kind of like, revelations I guess about the choices that I made but also that the adults made around me when I was a minor and got married,’ Stodden said.
‘This video is definitely calling out Chrissy Teigen. She stalked me. She harassed me. She bullied me, and keep in mind, I was a minor.’
‘She would call me a w**re, a sl*t, she would tell me she hated me. Every name in the book she called me,’ Stodden went on to claim.
In March this year, Stodden criticized Teigen and called her out for being a hypocrite for temporarily leaving Twitter over negative comments, when she herself had made such disparaging remarks towards Stodden.
The model and singer claimed ‘bullying’ by Teigen on social media.
Teigen revealed she was quitting Twitter (though would later rejoin) amid a string of negative comments from trolls, which the model said had left her feeling ‘deeply bruised.’
At the time of Teigen’s brief departure from Twitter, Stodden brought up a 2011 tweet from the model which read: ‘Saying Courtney Stodden’s FB page got shut down for being too sexy is like saying the Nazi’s were just meanies. As in, not quite.’