Don’t hold back, Chrissy! Chrissy Teigen may be known for her candor and outspoken personality on social media, but the model isn’t a fan of mean-spirited commentary.
“It’s almost like f—-king walking up to somebody, or going to somebody’s house, knocking on the door and being like, ‘You’re fat,’” she tells Us Weekly exclusively of commenters who tag her in insulting posts on Twitter and Instagram. “I don’t know if they think they’re ballsy or what. But if you’re going to speak negatively about me, just do me a favor and don’t tag me in it.”
The Lip Sync Battle host, 29, who’s married to celebrated singer-songwriter John Legend, also added that many of those negative commenters probably don’t realize or remember that there is a person on the receiving end of their jabs.
“I would like to say I read everything because it’s pretty damn close,” she said. “Probably 99.5 percent of things I really do read. And if I’m not reading it, it just means that I missed it. I mean, I think that people think that when they send you things, it goes off into space and you don’t care. The worst is when you respond and they’re like, ‘Oh, I didn’t think you would read that! I love you! Oh my god!’ Like, that’s the worst.”
Not that mean commenters have turned Teigen off to social media, however. The model is currently a spokeswoman for Samsung’s two new big-screen smartphones (the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5), and considers her phone her “little security blanket.”
“Technology is a huge part of my life,” she told Us. “I’m never not on my phone.”
Teigen has received plenty of flack for her activities on social media in recent months. In June, Teigen re-posted images from her W magazine nude pictorial on Instagram, violating the platform’s “no nudity” policy and causing her modeling agency to tell her to stop sharing the image.
Because of Instagram’s rule, the model, who has a cookbook in the works, cut down on the number of nude selfies she posted on the photo-sharing site. But she did cleverly share one cheeky post in early July with a bottle of hairspray covering her nipple.
“I love and respect Instagram so much. Obviously I was getting in a lot of trouble for posting and posting and posting my nipple over and over and over again like a child,” she said of the headline-making images. “It wasn't meant to be a big feminist statement, a big campaign….it would be nice if women could have the same rights as men. Wouldn't it be so wonderful if we could just be able to do that? But rules are rules, and honestly, I understand.”