“An example I have is with a certain clothing company,” she continued. “Years ago the designers said things I personally found horrible about IVF children. I made the choice to simply…never wear or purchase again instead of trying to ‘end them.’ ”
Teigen clarified her position in follow-up tweets, pointing out that many of those slamming the YouTube star don’t know what it’s like to receive a massive onslaught of hate online.
Some fans accused Teigen of seeming too sympathetic of Paul.
“Oh no girl this is a bad take…” wrote one Twitter user.
“You’re right,” responded Teigen, 32. “No conversations allowed. Let’s end him.”
“I think I’m talking to the wrong audience here,” she added. “Not many of you guys will ever understand the campaign to END YOU…some of you are the enders and there is no conversation allowed (which I now clearly see).”
“You are completely allowed to hate him,” she continued. “I’m not saying you can’t. But how long can we try to ruin somebody for?”
“I’m not concerned about his personal well being at all,” she said. “I think this is a longer conversation about…and I hate this phrasing but…us as a society.”
“He definitely did not want to bring awareness to suicide prevention,” said Teigen. “He wanted clicks and likes and shock factor. It was calculated and obviously he had no clue how *stupid* it was.”
Still, many fans defended Teigen and praised her for trying to “have a rational conversation about internet shaming with the masses.”
“I feel like [I] gave a bread talk at an anti-carb rally,” quipped the star in response.
“If history proves anything, for the next few years I will get ‘I was a fan of her until she defended Logan Paul’ which is untrue, out of context and unfair but such is life and the Twitter,” she concluded.
Seeking Teigen’s “final verdict” on Paul, one fan asked her whether he was “cancelled” or not.
“I cannot cancel something I never subscribed to but yeah I will continue to not subscribe,” she responded.
So sorry. pic.twitter.com/JkYXzYsrLX
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul)
January 2, 2018
“I’ve made a severe and continuous lapse in my judgment,” he began. “I don’t expect to be forgiven, I’m simply here to apologize.”
“I’m ashamed of myself,” he said. “I’m disappointed in myself, and I promise to be better. I will be better.”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).