Outspoken supermodel Chrissy Teigen has dropped Twitter after she was hit with a barrage of backlash to a tweet she sent follow the shooting in Ottawa, Canada. In it, she makes a comment about how often we have mass shootings in this country. Just this week, a 14-year-old opened fire in his Washington state school, killing one person, injuring four others, and then shooting himself. The high school freshman, Jaylen Fryberg, died as a result of the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Some clearly misunderstood (or didn’t even try to understand) and took to Twitter to curse at her, invite her to leave the country, and even wish violence against her and her husband John Legend.
Here are a few examples.
The language and vitriol gets in places is so over-the-top and out of hand, it’s unbelievable that anyone would think it’s reasonable. Teigen, who seems to take even harsh criticism in stride, finally lamented the response before saying she was quitting Twitter.
Her account is still active, so she’ll probably make a comeback. Unfortunately, trolls will still be there as well.