Chrissy Teigen stopped using Snapchat after the update and violent Rihanna ad

Chrissy Teigen  during an appearance on ABC's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.'
Chrissy Teigen is one of the biggest social media influencers. She engages with fans by constantly tweeting, posting photos to Instagram and until recently she was on Snapchat. She’s done this for years and she thrives on controversy. Many people, including some of us here on CB (not Corey), find her annoying. To be fair she has decent positions on important issues and she does good deeds for people. Recently we heard that Kylie Jenner and Rihanna quit Snapchat following both an update that made the platform much harder to use and an obnoxious poll type ad which asked users if they would slap Rihanna or Chris Brown. It was offensive and upsetting. Snapchat apologized for letting the ad past their review process, but the damage was already done. Now Chrissy has quit Snapchat too, citing the new update and the Rihanna ad. Snapchat has got to be sh-tting bricks.

Here’s what she tweeted:

Chrissy also responded to someone who told her to work with the company on fixing what they broke with the update. She’s absolutely right that this would be ridiculous. Also, does Snapchat have a usability specialist or are their engineers running the show? Do they even do user testing? This is on management and the people making the decisions. It’s their fault if workers get fired.

As you heard, Snapchat’s stock dropped so much after Kylie Jenner quit. After we heard that Chrissy quit too, Kaiser joked to me that Miranda Kerr is now questioning her life choices. My concern about social media is how addictive it is, and how it’s changing the nature of our friendships. I also hate how much of my personal information is for sale. I quit Facebook recently following the Cambridge Analytica news and have regained so much time. I’ve been using Twitter more and I find that I don’t check it as much and that I get more “real news.” Overall I want to put down the phone and engage in the outside world more. When everyone else is on their phones constantly, it can feel like you have no choice but to join them though.

Chrissy does get a lot of points for retweeting stuff like this:

This is Chrissy out in West Hollywood last week. I don’t know what she’s wearing, but it looks like pajamas. She’s due in June!

Chrissy Teigen shows off her baby bump outside Craig's in West Hollywood

Chrissy Teigen shows off her baby bump outside Craig's in West Hollywood

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Photos credit: WENN, Backgrid and Instagram. Thanks to US for the heads up on this story

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  1. Lela says:

    I quit all social media 2 months ago and am never going back. How uninformed I was really struck me, I had become one of those people that got my “news” on facebook and was missing out on 99% of the things happening in the world. Best decision I ever made really.

    • Sara says:

      I don’t understand how people spend so much time on social media. I have a full time job, a dog and a family. I think I only check FB while I’m sitting in waiting rooms and forgot to bring a book. Or maybe my friends just aren’t that interesting.

  2. Bridget says:

    Usability isn’t always very high on a software engineer’s list – I think we’re spoiled by how intuitive Apple has worked to make their products. At my work we use a program created by a start-up, and were actually one of their beta clients. We gave a lot of feedback, but they just don’t care (we still use it because it’s cheap and the alternative would be even worse). I am not shocked at all that Snapchat mid-fired so badly.

  3. Erinn says:

    I used to really not like Chrissy. But she’s grown on me to the point where I think she’s actually hilarious most of the time. I’m probably going to end up buying her cookbook, honestly.

    She got so much crap recently when someone asked her why she didn’t take her husbands name. And her response was just basically “well, he didn’t even take his name” because Legend is a stage name. She actually had to say “Guys, I’m not against people taking their husband’s names – I just didn’t want to”. It was ridiculous. I didn’t take my husbands name either – I just didn’t want to, and it doesn’t bother him. I have myself listed as a hyphenate on facebook, but I’m starting to regret it because it’s so long. I haven’t updated any government documents or anything, and I’ve been legally just going by my maiden name.

  4. Shelley says:

    . Still trying to get rid of a deactivated FB account that haven’t used in years. Turns out FB was dowloading phone and text messages of useres up to fall 2016.See article on dailymail this morning. This is going to get worse for FB

  5. Lala says:

    The last POTUS election had me logging off of my FB page…I still have it because that’s how family members and friends still communicate and I have YEARS of blogs and pics that I don’t want to lose…but I no longer log into it and I haven’t for MONTHS! I’m actively involved on Twitter…as I am a news junkie…and verified accounts MEAN EVERYTHING! But it’s a way more easier experience versus FB…as I don’t have ANY family/friend/associate drama that makes me go…HECKY NAW!!!!