Chrissy Teigen on why she deleted her Twitter account: 'This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively'

MEGAN STONE and GEORGE COSTANTINO
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Chrissy Teigen revealed the reasons why she was deleting her Twitter account on Wednesday before permanently signing off the platform.

The "Cravings" author, who has gone viral many times for her candid tweets and even convinced President Joe Biden to follow her at one point, explained that she felt it was the right time to leave the app for good.

"Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world," Teigen, 35, wrote in a four-part goodbye post. "I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends."

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She explained that the social media platform was negatively affecting her mental health.

"But it’s time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something," she wrote.

"My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me," Teigen expressed in a third tweet. "I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not."

The former model's final tweet to fans revealed that she didn't like the person she was becoming because of the app.

"My desire to be liked and fear of [ticking] people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as," said Teigen, before signing off with, "Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!"

Her Twitter account has since been deleted, but she is still active on Instagram. On Thursday she talked about her decision to leave the Twitter platform.

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After reiterating her previous statement that the platform "no longer serves me as positively as it does negatively," Teigen went on to stress that it was "absolutely NOT Twitter's fault."

"I believe they do all they can to combat relentless bullying, any honestly, it's not the bullying!!" she wrote. "You guys have no idea how much they've reached out and worked with my team and me personally. It's not the platform. It's not the 'bullying.'"

"And it’s not the trolls. The trolls I can deal with, although it weighs on you," Teigen continued. "It’s just me. I have to come to terms with the fact some people aren’t gonna like me. I hate letting people down or upsetting people and I feel like I just did it over and over and over. Someone can’t read that they disappointed you in some way every single day, all day without physically absorbing that energy. I can feel it in my bones."

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