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I hate cancel culture. Everyone over the age of six has said something stupid on the internet. Those of us who grew up without it and then had it might be even more prone to it because we did not understand the permanency of said…utility.
Over 10 years ago, Teigen said to Courtney Stodden, that she fantasized about her death. She regularly encouraged her to commit suicide.
If you don’t follow pop culture, let me give you a quick rundown.
Chrissy Teigen: hot swimsuit model, met John Legend on his music video set where they pretended to be in love, fell in love, married him, rode his coat-tails to A-list status. Courtney Stodden: Was the 16-year-old child bride of 50 year old Doug Hutchinson. If you suspect that there may have been abuse/grooming/all sort of badness involved, you might be suspecting correctly.
In 2011, Chrissy decided to be super classy when, whether having one too many and drunk posting on the internet or not, she posted, repeatedly to Stodden to kill herself.
Let that sink in. A child bride married to her acting coach. Clearly, there are issues. And Chrissy, a self-avowed feminist, took to Twitter to slut-shame and share with her the various ways she imagined her dying. She both publicly and privately shared her violent fantasies with the still 16-year-old Stodden.
While you might not like what young females do to manipulate men and you might not like promiscuity and speak out against it, I sincerely doubt that you are anything as twisted as the following descriptor:
Chrissy Teigen. Model. Feminist. Activist. Champion of women. Swimsuit model. Shamer of sluts. Accuser of child-brides. Hater of American-born abused women. Blamer of victims.
I’m surprised she didn’t tell Stodden that given what she wore, she was asking for it.
I do not like “canceling” people. I’m firmly against it. But Teigen has been asked, repeatedly, to answer for this. It has been ten years. Target sponsors her, she hosts TV shows, she has cookbooks, she’s the modern all-American young, cool, hip sexy mom.
It has been ten years, guys. TEN. Courtney is now an adult and has left the sham of a marriage.
But Chrissy Teigen still gets praised for being so “totally open” on her Twitter and “saying what she thinks” meanwhile we have a President who was banned because people’s feelings were hurt and the media accused criminals of killing police officers (didn’t happen). We have a new President with nice tweets.
But we still have the same old mean girl culture slut shaming when it strikes their fancy.
And I’m not here for it anymore. Sometimes when we cancel people, we cancel with a purpose. We cancel, not people, but their activities. I’d like for Twitter to suspend Teigen for blatant and chronic violations of TOS which she should not claim exception to. I’d like for Target to step out and say that this Nurses’ Week, they support women supporting women and that they will not allow a woman to bully a child, regardless of how they feel about them personally. I’d like for people (I’m looking at you Joy Behar, Beyonce, Madonna and Taylor “We All Have Crowns” Swift) to speak against it. I’m not saying to speak hatred. No. This is never the point and never the way to take care of these things.. But to speak against what it is and to speak against what has been done.
And to speak to true, genuine apology and commit to making amends to Courtney, but also to the girls who think this kind of brash speech is fun and cool.
She’s a damn mother. My mother would have…well, I can’t explain in words what my mother would have done. Regardless, I can say what all mothers know: adults should never bully children.
Be a mother. Grow up, Chrissy. Apologize, take your lumps. Do better. BE BETTER. If not for America, for your own damn kids who rely upon your sorry example to determine what good parents do.
Chrissy, you need to apologize and you need to do penance. Maybe work at a shelter for abused teenage girls? See if you can refrain from telling them how worthless they are for a little while?Published in