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    Chrissy Teigen, known for not mincing words, has been under fire over a series of controversial tweets that have been unearthed, prompting the 35-year-old model and television personality to resort to a flurry of apologies.

    Candace Owens displayed determination to push ahead with her takedown of Chrissy Teigen on Friday, unleashing a Twitter barrage where she labelled the American model a Hollywood “predator”.

    The conservative US author and commentator likened Teigen to “sex predators” Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein who are accused of having publicly victimised women for years.

    ​Owens tweeted that the cookbook author and wife of singer John Legend has been able to get away with “victimising” people for years because she was “protected by Hollywood.”

    The commentator followed up her Twitter post with another one where she succinctly referenced the hashtag #SurvivingChrissyTeigen, in a reference to the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries (2019) exposing abuse allegations against the singer, which he denied.

    Teigen Controversy

    Teigen, whose Twitter tirades were notorious for being occasionally risque, has been in the crosshairs after a series of her tweets dated a few years back emerged to haunt her.

    In particular, the controversy centred on American media personality and model Courtney Stodden, 26, who recently came out as non-binary and using new pronouns, they/them/their, accusing Teigen of tweeting and bullying 'them' to urge 'them' to take 'their' own life in 2011.

    Then 16-year-old Stodden made headlines that year after marrying then-51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison.
    Addressing the Stodden row, Owens tweeted that “hypocrite” Chrissy Teigen had offered a public apology to the singer/songwriter only because she “blew the story up”.

    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen arrive at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif.
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    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen arrive at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif.

    Returning to Twitter after a brief hiatus prompted by the "negativity" on the platform, Chrissy Teigen posted an apology for her previous actions on Wednesday.

    She claimed she was “ashamed and completely embarrassed” at who she “used to be”.

    ​Stodden, however, insisted Teigen had never reached out to privately to apologise for the abusive tweets in 2011.

    “I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private,” wrote Stodden via Instagram.
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    Публикация от Courtney Stodden (@courtneyastodden)

    Old Tweets Rehashed

    Teigen had more tweets to face up to on Thursday, after her posts dated 2013 surfaced. In them, the model called Quvenzhané Wallis “cocky” after the then-nine-year-old actress of Beasts of the Southern Wild had been nominated for an Oscar. At the time she faced a barrage of backlash for the remark and was quick to delete the tweet.

    ​In another Twitter post from the same year, Teigen referred to then-21-year-old Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham as a “wh**e”. Abraham had been thrust into the limelight after being cast in the reality television series “16 and Pregnant” in 2009.

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    Публикация от Candace Owens (@realcandaceowens)

    In 2018 Twitter users dug up a spate of other controversial comments made by Teigen. Thus, in 2010 she had mocked singer Lady Gaga's appearance, saying “Aaaaah. I feel like lady gaga. But with lady parts.”



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