Candace Owens Launches Twitter Attack On Chrissy Teigen Over Courtney Stodden Controversy


Chrissy Teigen’s personal brand has suffered a major hit after Teigen’s controversial old tweets resurfaced, many of them targeting young women with aggressive and demeaning messages. 

Teigen temporarily left Twitter back in March, citing the cruel messages she often receives on the platform as the reason for her departure. Teigen soon returned to Twitter, and in an ironic twist, almost immediately got called out for her old abusive tweets, many of which were directed at Courtney Stodden. 

Stodden alleges that Teigen sent direct messages encouraging Stodden to kill themselves in 2011, and tweeted cruel and hateful remarks aimed at Stodden. Teigen subsequently offered a public apology to Stodden, describing herself as an “attention seeking troll.” 

Stodden, however, claims that Teigen “never” reached out to them privately to apologize for the abusive tweets, and Stodden allegedly remains blocked by Teigen’s Twitter account, so it’s not clear how sincere Teigen’s intentions really are. 

“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.

While the feud between the two seems (sort of) settled, controversial conservative commentator Candace Owens leapt at the opportunity to criticise Teigen, and began to retweet the most offensive examples of Teigen’s old Tweets, under the hashtag #SurvivingChrissyTeigen.

Owens tweeted: “Chrissy Teigen has offered a public apology to Courtney Stodden for encouraging her to commit suicide as a teenager, but ONLY because I blew the story up. The media has given Chrissy a pass for YEARS as she has monstrously attacked people, repeatedly for simply existing.”

Owens, somewhat surprisingly, has a point; Teigen’s old tweets are alarmingly aggressive, and are often aimed at vulnerable young women. While Teigen is hardly the first to receive backlash for decade-old tweets (edgy humor was considerably more popular back then), Teigen’s old tweets contrast heavily with her public image of a kind, progressive feminist. 

Amusingly, Owens is engaging in exactly the same kind of behaviour – cancel culture – that she often dismisses as unjust censorship, even celebrating the removal of Teigen’s cookware line from Target, following the controversy.   

However, as Owens continued her Twitter attack against Teigen, her rhetoric escalated, and the accusations of bullying warped into something else entirely. Soon, Owens began to compare Teigen to the ousted sexual predators of Hollywood, even mentioning the repugnant Jeffrey Epstein. 

In 2020, Teigen was famously targeted by QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theorists, who accused her of being associated with Epstein, prompting Teigen to block over a million Twitter accounts. 

Those claims were completely unfounded, although Epstein was a former associate of Donald Trump, a connection that doesn’t seem to bother Owens, who is an outspoken Trump-supporter. 

By comparing Teigen’s bullying to the behaviour of high-profile sexual predators, Owens appears to be trying to engage with the conspiracy theorists that hounded Teigen in 2020.  

As far as Twitter spats go, it’s a particularly nasty one; Teigen might be wise to quit Twitter once more, and never bother coming back.





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