Chrissy Teigen is back on Twitter less than a month after she melodramatically left

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On March 24, Chrissy Teigen “left Twitter.” She made a big production about it, doing a tweet-thread which basically amounted to “I’m too thin-skinned for someone so extremely online.” And then she was gone… only to reemerge as People Magazine’s Most Beautiful person cover, and of course she poured all of her drama onto Instagram. But I think it’s harder for people to really engage with each other on IG and Chrissy was having a difficult time scratching that “pay attention to me” itch. So here we are, 23 days later. She couldn’t even make it a month.

To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t make it a week without Twitter. I can go months and months without posting on IG because I don’t actually like IG that much. But I love Twitter. Which is why… I’ve never turned “leaving Twitter” into a five-act melodrama. Anyway, we’ll be back here doing this all over again by July with Chrissy. This is one of her favorite ways to get attention.

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  1. ChloeCat says:

    Such an attention whore. She’s pathetic.

  2. MangoAngelesque says:

    She’s like Brett Favre announcing his retirement every thirty seconds just to realize people will pay him to say, “nah, I’ll come back.”

    She’s exhausting. And likely realizes the only way she’ll stay relevant and be able to make money is via social media, honestly.

  3. Alissa says:

    she really is pretty annoying. nice enough, I think, but she’ll keep doing the same routine: say out of touch stuff on Twitter, get rude comments, complain about rude comments, repeat a hundred times, dramatically quit Twitter, then join back in a few weeks and restart the cycle.

  4. Bryn says:

    I dont want to sh!t on someone who’s recently gone through a tragedy but dear this woman is so annoying. Why bother quitting in the first place. Total alec baldwin move.

  5. Noki says:

    John Legend seems so chilled and drama free,they are so opposite.

    • Lawcatb says:

      He chose her, which means he is not drama-free. It would appear he just prefers to be a bystander rather than a primary actor though.

      • Sarah says:

        That’s such an interesting way to look at it and rings true. Lots of people LOVE watching drama and they seem perfectly matched…

      • Maria says:

        Read about the meltdown she had about the Voice finale party in 2019.
        She claimed she didn’t know it was the finale (I’m not sure why you would not know that if your husband was a coach but whatever) and then he invited the other members for dinner and Chrissy had a full blown meltdown.
        She claimed nobody told her they were coming but someone on Twitter shared a video of him talking about it with Gwen Stefani and her.
        She ranted on Twitter about it saying that “it is VERY dumb but VERY John.” Then she shared the texts where he said to her “They just want to come and have dinner with us, they don’t expect us to entertain them with something elaborate” and she said “no one is going to want that. This is why you aren’t good at anything.” People kept framing it as a cute couple thing but her reaction was frighteningly disproportionate and honestly abusive (I get being irritated at your partner not being thoughtful but her responses were just not ok).

        Also, years ago he wanted to break up with her and she basically just said no.
        I don’t know what their dynamic is and yeah couples go through things like that but the dragging it out on social media in a white hot rage and insulting him was really…..sheesh. I will never see her as funny or fun after that (the cyberbullying of Courtney Stodden and her remarks about Quvenzhané Wallis were gross but I thought maybe she’d grown up a little?)

      • Jules says:

        @maria, yea I would not be surprised if she threatened to harm herself if he left her. She has zero self-worth and seems very codependent. Classic BPD traits, also seen in online trolling. Personality disorders are so ingrained and hard to change, and the people who suffer most are those who have to put up with the person.

  6. Lemons says:

    Chrisssy stoppp

  7. MaryContrary says:

    She makes it so hard to like her. I try, I really do. But she’s just so annoying. I also think I saw that they were on yet another exotic vacation-which hello, covid. Ugh.

  8. Becks1 says:

    Is anyone surprised? I admit that I did think she would hold out for at least a whole month, but I’m not surprised that she’s back.

    She just needs to….chill. IDK. I like her to a certain extent but she actively creates drama on twitter and then gets upset when….there’s drama on twitter.

  9. Wiglet Watcher says:

    She’s an addict. How she deals with Twitter checks all the addiction boxes.

    For her Twitter seems really unhealthy.

  10. Asking for a friend says:

    To me the attention seeking has the feel of anxiety-driven compulsion. I can relate to doing stupid things out of anxiety.

  11. Melisande says:

    Just like the airport – departures and arrivals are announced.

  12. Hazel says:

    So shocked says no one ever. LOL

  13. SM says:

    Jeez, the opposite of surprise.

  14. Case says:

    I say this seriously — I feel like she has an Internet addiction, maybe specific to Twitter? The fact that she returned within a month after vowing to quit it is a little concerning. She’s a mom to two young kids, has a busy husband and a busy career of her own. And yet she still spends all day on Twitter? IDK, that sounds unhealthy to me.

    I’ve never gotten any pleasure out of Twitter, but I love Instagram and Reddit. I never “quit,” but there have been times I’ve felt I’m on my phone way too much and remove the apps to curb that, and it really helps break the habit. I’m really conscious of not spending too much time staring at my phone every day, because I think it’s an easy addiction to slip into.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Part of what makes something an addiction is if it hinders your ability to carry on your day to day activities. She’s admitted it does and said her therapist suggested she leave or cut back on Twitter.
      I also said above it’s an addiction. Just not one with the same stigma as others like drugs, but still…

    • Emily_C says:

      Yes. I don’t like making fun of her over it because of this. And it could be much worse — she could have fallen into Q addiction or something. Not likely for someone with her political slant, but it’s happened. Anyway, I hope she gets the help she needs, which means getting a secretary to promote her cooking products and whatnot on Twitter and staying off Twitter and other social media herself.

  15. Amy Bee says:

    She will announce that she’s leaving again and then make another return.

  16. grabbyhands says:

    Turns out it feels TERRIBLE to not have a platform to purposefully say and post incendiary things and then feign faux outrage and act persecuted when there is backlash!!

    Fixed it for you, Chrissy.

    She’s besties with the Kardashians, so I’m sure the lesson of “the outrage is the point” of getting attention was not lost on her.

  17. Louise177 says:

    I wish people would say they’re taking a break instead of repeatedly saying they’re gone for good. It’s annoying regardless it’s Twitter, music, or whatever.

  18. L4frimaire says:

    Of course she is.

  19. TeeBee says:

    I wouldn’t say she has an addiction to Twitter, I would say she has a very high need for attention. She is hooked on instant gratification, which is probably why social media has exploded as it has, we all have some need for attention and adoration. Hers is an extreme level.

    Her brand is very dependent on that attention so that makes it doubly difficult to stay away from the spotlight. I don’t really pay much attention to her unless it makes the gossip pages, so perhaps she is harmless and in the end she’s only hurting herself really. She needs therapy to address her issues, if she wants help. Otherwise expect this behaviour to continue forever.

  20. molly says:

    Chrissy! I was rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!
    I like Chrissy. She’s funny, her kids are cute, her life is pretty, her honesty has helped people, and she makes beautiful food.
    But she can’t stay out of her own way. She can’t help but lean into her worst instincts. Go be rich and fabulous without proving everyone right who says you’re a boundary-less famewhore with shockingly thin skin!

  21. florencia says:

    I’ve always liked her, but making a fuss over leaving just to come back is just too much drama, girl CHILL.

  22. Dierski says:

    Headline plus that top photo gave me a good giggle this morning. Oh, Chrissy. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

  23. Rose says:

    Oh honey no.

  24. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    This woman loves attention and drama. Ya’ll buy her schtick all the time.

  25. TeeMajor says:

    I love her husband’s music and her kids are cute but I cannot stand her, she is annoying and not pretty to me.

  26. A says:

    What’s annoying about Chrissy Teigen is that she does this same song and dance repeatedly, and it makes me wonder about the sincerity of it, as well as what the point is exactly.

    I don’t deny that social media often gives you the false illusion of cozy familiarity with your followers. It can make you forget pretty easily that it is a public platform, rather than you talking intimately to a small group of friends. I also don’t deny that Chrissy Teigen is probably someone who feels the urge to want to share what she thinks are witty quips to the world. When she said that it “feels terrible to silence yourself”, I get that too. It’s not exactly attention seeking, as much as it is just a burning desire to have someone, anyone, bear witness to your life in some way.

    All of those things are understandable, so I don’t hate Chrissy for that stuff. What I can’t abide by is that she talks like she is self aware, but then acts like she is not. She’s probably in therapy, and there is no way that the question of her social media use hasn’t come up there at some point. The stuff she said before she left, about how she is thin-skinned and has a need to have people like her–that sounded like something she probably had discussed before with her therapist at some point. But if you are self-aware on that level, you should know better than to make a whole song-and-dance about dramatically quitting Twitter in the first place. What was the purpose of any of that, except maybe as a means of stroking your own ego? At the time she did it, it didn’t sound sincere, as much as it sounded like her wanting to come of as intelligent and mature, and ultimately failing.

    And she’s still trying hard to come off like that. “Turns out it feels TERRIBLE to silence yourself”–like honey!!! No one asked you to! No one wanted you to! There is just no actual self-awareness here, just an attempt to present an illusion of one, and that’s what people are reacting to and hating on. If she were actually honest, rather than just pretending to be honest, she would have just quietly taken a break whenever she needed it, or just gradually stopped tweeting all together. The need to breathtakingly record this sh-t, for the purposes of getting pats on the back, is exactly what people don’t care for. FFs.

  27. RJ says:

    As a mental health professional, I really shouldn’t diagnose people I don’t know but she is an excellent candidate for a personality disorder treatment programme. I know she has been through it with her miscarriage and everything, but honestly she seems like she has Tinkerbell syndrome- and yes that is my professional diagnosis LOL.

  28. Juju says:

    She must be one of the most annoying celebs. Is she even a celeb herself or just the wife of? I’m not even sure.