"There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets," she begins. "My targets didn't deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."
She says her past behavior was a result of being an insecure person who wanted to impress strangers online with "edgy humor." She also says she didn't think about the human beings who were on the other side of their avatars, reading her "crude, clever, harmless quips."
Being confronted and publicly called out for the things that she's said make her cringe to her core, she says. "I wasn't just attacking some random avatar, but hurting young women — some who were still girls — who had feelings," she writes. "How could I not stop and think of that? Why did I think there was some invisible psycho-celebrity formula that prevents anyone with more followers from experiencing pain? How did I not realize my words were cruel? What gave me the right to say these things?" She says she's often been told that she's "much nicer in person" vs. her online persona. She credits motherhood and therapy for her realization that she wanted to be the best version of herself she could be. "John tells me almost every day how much our daughter Luna reminds him of me," Teigen explains. "Every day, I try to make sure she's all the best parts of me, all the things I aspire to be all the time, but fail at sometimes. And we preach kindness to her and Miles every chance we get. Will they eventually realize there is some hypocrisy there? I certainly do. But I hope they recognize my evolution. My goal is to be so good that my kids will think this was all a fairy tale. Not the fake good. The good that has the best intentions, the good who wakes up wanting to make her friends, family, her team and fans as happy as possible."
Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire worl… https://t.co/4DxALDAVuW— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) 1620845411.0
data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="4" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);">