Chrissy Teigen Is On A Social Media Blackout For A Very Upsetting Reason
No more Twitter wars for her.
Chrissy Teigen is the undisputed queen of Twitter for a whole host of reasons.
There are her no-bullsh*t posts about motherhood:
Her sassy @ replies to ridiculous media reports and nasty comments:
And of course, her unmasked hatred of US Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
See? Queen. However it seems that the negative aspects of life online have begun to outweigh the positives for the mum-of-one, as she has just put her Twitter account on lockdown.
All of Chrissy’s tweets are now protected, meaning that only those who already follow her can interact with (like or reply to) her tweets. If you’re not already following Chrissy, she’ll have to approve your request – so good luck with that. And even if you are following Chrissy, you’ll be unable to retweet or quote her tweets to your own followers. Protected tweets are not searchable via Google or Twitter, meaning the likelihood of a Chrissy Teigen tweet showing up in your feed if you’re not a follower already is much, much lower.
When asked on Twitter why she made the uncharacteristically private move, Chrissy said it wasn’t sparked by any incident in particular, but simply the volume of “bad sh*t* she was being exposed to through her timeline and mentions.
“Not strong enough anymore,” she wrote.
“It’s not haters or trolls or generally mean people. I just feel like I am absorbing bad sh*t 24/7. My body and mind cannot handle it anymore.”
The step comes after Chrissy spoke out in defence of her friend Kim Kardashian on Monday, slating those who were trying to make light of Kim’s gunpoint robbery at her Parisian apartment, where she was tied up by five armed gunmen.
“Some shit just isn’t funny. I see you trying, but it isn’t,” she wrote.
Chrissy’s not the only celebrity to take new measures to maintain privacy this week. Yesterday we reported that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (well, formerly Fernandez-Versini) had disabled comments on her Instagram posts, following repeated questioning from her followers about whether or not she was pregnant.
Cheryl’s appearance at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday with what looked like a slight bump immediately sparked a social media furore.
Here’s hoping these two ladies get some peace online now.
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