Chrissy Teigen has been the target of backlash since abusive tweets by the star, originally made in 2011, resurfaced online, including one that urged a then 16-year-old Courtney Stodden to kill themselves.
And amid the scandal, the 35-year-old model is now bowing out of a previous commitment, a voice role on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, according to Deadline.
Teigen was slated to be one of the guest narrators for the series, co-created by Mindy Kaling, but is exiting the gig amid the fallout following her cyberbullying scandal.
Woes continuing: Chrissy Teigen is bowing out of a previous commitment, a voice role on the upcoming second season of Never Have I Ever; seen here in 2020
‘Chrissy Teigen has decided to step away from a guest voiceover role in one episode of the upcoming second season of Never Have I Ever,’ a spokesperson for the Netflix series said.
The statement revealed that Teigen’s role ‘is expected to be recast.’
Late last month, the embattled model was glimpsed for the first time in weeks amid the massive scandal, which has threatened her once-booming business empire.
The Cravings founder was spotted laughing on a Facetime call after a business meeting in LA, just one day before her Twitter victim Courtney Stodden announced their engagement.
Teigen is under fire for allegedly telling the former reality star — who identifies as they/them — to ‘kill themselves’ when they were just 16-years-old, and also wrote slanderous comments about a few other Hollywood names.
The scandal has caused the mother of two to run into a fair amount of trouble in maintaining her partnerships, including a deal with Vrbo and retailers carrying her Cravings cookbooks.
Despite the backlash she’s incurred for her malicious tweets, Teigen looked relatively chipper as she took her phone call on May 30th in Beverly Hills.
Not happening: Teigen was slated to be a guest narrator for the steaming giant’s series, co-created by Mindy Kaling, but is exiting the gig amid her cyberbullying scandal
Embattled: Teigen is under fire for telling former reality star Courtney Stodden to ‘kill themselves’ when they were just 16-years-old, among many other slanderous comments
The sighting came just a day before Stodden — who recently came out as non-binary with pronouns of they/them — announced their engagement to Chris Sheng after several years of dating.
‘I said yes,’ they gushed in the caption, as they showed off an enormous sparkler, adding: ‘the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful.’
Chrissy has gone radio silent on social media following outrage over tweets from almost a decade ago, in which she told teen bride Stodden to ‘kill themselves’ and also insinuated that Lindsay Lohan slit her wrists — among other things.
Sparkler: Courtney Stodden, 26, announced their engagement Sunday on Instagram when they showed off a stunning diamond ring
Stodden incurred relentless bullying both publicly and in private from Teigen, who tweeted at the then-teen in 2011: ‘My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby’, followed by: ‘go. to sleep. forever.’
Old tweets from 2013 have also resurfaced in which she described nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as ‘cocky’ and called Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, then 21, a ‘wh***’.
And ironically enough, Chrissy had stated that she was leaving Twitter before the scandal erupted because she was experiencing too much ‘negative’ abuse.
Relentless: In one tweet Teigen told the non-binary reality star to ‘take a dirt nap,’ which is slang for death
Hatred: In another tweet she told Stodden ‘I hate you,’ and insinuated that drugs must be responsible for her affected speech
‘This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively … I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not,’ she said.
Stodden first rose to fame as the teen bride of much older Green Mile actor Doug Hutchison (then 60-years-old) in 2011, and brought Teigen’s abusive tweets to light in recent weeks.
‘What a shame #ChrissyTeigen is leaving Twitter,’ they wrote of Chrissy’s supposed parting, sharing a screen grab of one of the model’s many mean tweets to them, before doxxing others.
Afterwards Stodden told the Daily Beast that they would also get private messages from the Chrissy’s Court star. ‘[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself…Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.”
After the barrage of tweets came to light and people called for the model to be ‘cancelled,’ she issued an apology to Stodden.
‘Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls**t in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel,’ she began.
‘I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am,’ she wrote.
Stodden appeared to accept the apology but maintained that they had ‘never heard’ a private apology, while revealing Chrissy still had them blocked, years later.
Under pressure: After the barrage of tweets came to light and people called for the model to be ‘canceled’ she issued an apology to Stodden
Jaw-dropping: ‘I said yes,’ they gushed in the caption, adding that ‘the ring made me gag it’s so beautiful’
Moving on: ‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,’ Stodden wrote
‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,’ Stodden added.
They went on to say that the apology seemed like damage control amid the backlash. ‘All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record.’
At the time of the scandal, Target had discontinued their partnership with Teigen’s line of Cravings cookware — though it was said the two came to an agreement in December before the social media eruption.
But just weeks later, retail giant Macy’s also dropped her cookware line and it was reported that Bloomingdale’s also backed out of a huge deal with the internet personality.
Expedia-owned rental site VRBO is now also under fire for recently running a promo with Teigen, Legend, and their kids Luna and Miles, to celebrate ‘joy and togetherness.’
VRBO: The two-and-a-half minute video celebrating ‘joy and togetherness’ shows Teigen interacting with her husband John Legend, their children Luna, five, and miles, three, and her mom Pepper which had many seething with anger
The promo push on social media prompted many enraged users to speak out that the company shouldn’t promote partnerships with a ‘bully.’
After Vrbo retweeted an article about the commercial from People, one user responded: ‘VRBO, cancel the collab you have with Chrissy NOW unless you support telling children to commit suicide.’
Another tweeted: Hey, @vrbo You’re paying @chrissyteigen to do ads for you after she repeatedly messaged an abused minor, telling them to commit suicide? Really?’
‘Using an abuser bully as a spokesperson no thanks,’ another wrote.
Amid the fizzling of her very lucrative partnerships, other social media personalities including right-winged correspondent Candace Owens, have even gone as far as to compare Teigen to Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein.
Additionally SNL comedian Pete Davidson continued to pack on the punches in a recent episode of the famed variety show, saying that the ‘one good thing about the pandemic’ was ‘getting Chrissy Teigen out of our lives.’
The latest: Stodden, Lindsay Lohan, and Abraham have experienced Teigen’s twitter barrage