Fans Roast Chrissy Teigen for Calling herself a “Child of the Internet”

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Chrissy Teigen is in the middle of yet another controversy following her first big interview after being accused of online bullying. She recently admitted that she feels incomplete without social media after a brief hiatus and fans are once again dragging the former model for her habits.


Chrissy Teigen Says She Cannot Live Without Social Media

Teigen, who is married to The Voice star John Legend, has gotten herself in major trouble through social media this year. Some fans consider her the Regina George of Twitter since she’s allegedly been a cyberbully on her large platform. In result of the scandals, accusations and controversies, Teigen took a brief hiatus from social media.

“I’m a child of the internet, I grew up on message boards and so I don’t–and it’s a little sad, but I don’t feel complete without having those people along with me for the journey of everything that I go through,” she said on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I like them [her followers] along for all of that and so when that’s missing from my life, when social is gone, I don’t have that interaction with people I feel like a bit incomplete.”

Many people quickly caught on to the fact that this celebrity was saying she takes her internet connections a bit too serious. She almost made it sound like internet interactions are more important than real life interactions. Teigen talked about having a healthy balance between knowing what to share with the world versus what not to share with the world, but many fans felt that she doesn’t actually have that balance.


Fans weren’t afraid to share their opinions in the comments of the video. They definitely did not like that she validated her social media habits due to her “child of the internet” status. Fans thought that the model was a bit old to be calling herself a “child of the internet.”

Is Teigen Avoiding Self Improvement?

The comment that enraged fans the most was when Teigen talked about ignoring overall hate. This would seem like a normal statement from any other celebrity, but fans weren’t having it. They instead brought up her bully accusations and claimed that her flooding out the comments won’t do her well.

“So, her aim is to shut it off and not listen to people. So when people are telling her, that telling someone to un-alive themselves, as a grown ass woman, is not OK, what she gets out of that is: I better learn not to listen? No,” said a fan on YouTube. “Learn to actually listen and do better. All she cares about is herself, max narcissism, not a human I would like to see or hear more of, thank you!”


Instead of hearing this celebrity talk, fans would like to see her actively make an effort to better herself. Even though she said she is 100 days sober, that wasn’t enough self improvement for the people in the comment section.

“Where’s the donations to schools??? the building cooking jobs and food halls for her community??? where’s the effort to do better and be better?” said a fan in the comments. “All I hear is I miss socials and people paying attention to me? this was a bad show for Kelly to do.”

Fans have made it clear that they want Teigen to take the time to attempt self improvement. They saw this interview as narcissistic, like she wanted praise after being a victim of cancel culture. At the end of the day, fans didn’t want to hear that she couldn’t live without social media.

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