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Chrissy Teigen has been one of the most popular and talked-about celebs on Twitter for about a decade now, but the Cravings cookbook author announced Wednesday night that she would be leaving Twitter and then deactivated her account. In her goodbye tweets, she cited online harassment and backlash as some of her big reasons for leaving the social media platform.
She announced her exit to her millions of followers by explaining just how much it's meant to connect with them. The tweets are obviously not viewable now that her account has been deactivated, but you can see screenshots on BuzzFeed, and we've transcribed some of them below.
“Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” she wrote. “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.”
Chrissy has made countless headlines with her social media persona over the years, sharing everything from her reality TV opinions to her experience with pregnancy loss last year. She continued her parting tweets by saying that she's been increasingly concerned with not upsetting anyone on the site and doesn't feel like she's been her authentic self online recently.
“My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap-back girl but I’m just not," she said, according to screenshots. My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!”
Chrissy ended by urging her followers to treat others with respect and explained the effect that online harassment has had on her: “I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter. No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention. For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised."
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