Twitter just became a little less interesting. Like Justin Bieber who put a lock and key on his Instagram, Sports Illustrated model, cookbook extraordinaire, and all-around hilarious Chrissy Teigen made her Twitter account private late Tuesday. Now, only followers confirmed and approved by the Cravings cookbook author have access to her tweets. But why did Chrissy Teigen make her Twitter account private? Unfortunately, the bad side of the internet reared its ugly head and ruined all the fun.
The 30-year-old model seemed to be pushed to her limit shortly after defending her friend Kim Kardashian following the Paris robbery on Sunday night. Teigen shut down a few Twitter trolls who made a joke of Kardashian's scary situation, and let fans in on her standpoint on celebrity culture.
"Fame is interesting celebs are supposed to love you guys while also knowing you'd make a meme of our dead bodies to get retweets."
This idea might be the reasoning behind why she finally cut the cord on her love-hate Twitter affair with fans. Yet, her decision seems to be a long-time coming, stemming from moments like when she breastfed on snapchat, and threatened to quit social media after online bullies left nasty comments on her Instagram photos (which, was completely uncalled for). These are only a few examples, but from them it's understandable why Teigen would be in dire need of a social media detox. In response to someone who asked if she was on private now, she said:
"Yeah. Not strong enough anymore."
It’s not haters or trolls or generally mean people, I just feel like I’m absorbing bad sh-t 24/7. My body and mind cannot handle it anymore.”
Before taking a break from the "bad sh-t", Teigen easily commanded attention from her Twitter following with her outspoken wit and relatability. Sure, she's famous, wealthy, and lives a very glamorous life, but she's just as drawn in to Vanderpump Rules as you and I are. Her relationship with John Legend is often documented with food, inspiring many fans to dub their marriage "relationship goals." Which isn't surprising, since Teigen's Instagram is filled with the couple loving and eating, and loving and eating, and loving and eating some more.
But Teigen uses her mouth to do more than kiss and chew, she actually has things to say. She has been very open with fans (and some haters) in the past about things she is personally connected to. Most recently, Teigen got political practically out-tweeting everybody in the presidential debate, and sat down to talk Trump and Hillary with Ellen Degeneres.
Her opinion is obviously valued, but tweeting to over 2 million people doesn't come with some type of exhaustion. In a September Refinery29 interview, Teigen spoke on social media fatigue:
"Sometimes, I just duck out for a while. It’s hard when you watch and read as much news as we do, to see it on your timeline all the time — it just completely annihilates your emotions. It’s really tough, especially in times like right now. It is nice to take breathers and to come back well rested. Sometimes I do it after I say something controversial, because it weighs on me. I think a lot of people can say things and not care about the response, but I genuinely care about the response."
Hopefully this is only a temporary breather, like the model's past interview hints, but in the meantime, it's needless to say that Chrissy Teigen's voice will be missed.