Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter Following Controversial Gun Control Tweet

Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter Following Controversial Gun Control Tweet

"I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to Instagram," she said.

Published October 23, 2014

Chrissy Teigen is known for her avid social media practices, but it all became too much for the model as she decided to take a step back from Twitter after receiving a slew of death threats following a controversial comment on gun control.

Sparked by tweets about the fatal shooting in Ottawa, Canada, that left a soldier dead and the city on lockdown, John Legend's better half caused an uproar: "Active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday... That's not a joke. It is a fact." After some backlash, Teigen, 28, tweeted again, "Sorry you don't understand that [it] is a knock at America and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting."

Her bold comments rubbed many Twitter users the wrong way and even attracted some harsh comments, including one which read, "ROT IN HELL B***H."

After reading death threats in her mentions, the model announced she was quitting Twitter. "I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to instagram." 

No word yet on when she will be sharing another 140 characters with the world.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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