Married to a music legend with two gorgeous kids and a glittering career as a cookbook author, Chrissy Teigen had the recipe for success.
Posting prolifically, she was praised for her no-nonsense approach often baring her soul to her followers, most notably when she announced she could never be a mother again.
However, it was social media that would see the star’s undoing when shocking reports emerged that Chrissy had told American reality star Courtney Stodden to kill herself on Twitter in 2011.
The Sports Illustrated model had sent Courtney, who now identifies as non-binary, a string of abusive messages when they were still a teenager.
They included telling them to die, to take their own life and to “go to sleep forever”.
Courtney, who is now 26, was just 16 years old at the time.
After a huge backlash, Chrissy issued an apology on Twitter, saying: “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be.
“I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behaviour.”
She added: “I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fuelled all this, I want to also publicly apologise. I’m so sorry, Courtney.
“I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am.
“And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.”
In response to Chrissy’s apology, Courtney told TMZ: “I accept her apology and forgive her. But, the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter.”
Courtney added: “All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realising her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record.”
And it seemed like the rest of the world agreed with the mother-of-two sensationally losing a number of high-profile business contracts in recent months.
Chrissy first lost her contract with American mega-mart Target, although the brand said its decision was made in December – months prior to the tweets coming to light.
Then another huge retailer in the US, Macy’s, appeared to have removed Chrissy’s cookware range, Cravings, from their online site.
Next was luxury US department store Bloomingdale’s, who, according to Page Six, was just hours away from signing a contract with the prolific tweeter, which would have seen the former model host a promotional gig for the iconic chain, but it pulled out because of the media storm surrounding her.
Perhaps pre-empting a further fallout, Chrissy recently bowed out of an appearance in a Netflix show amid the bullying allegations.
The show follows the life of a high school teen with celebrity stars featuring on the series to provide voice-over commentary for episodes.
Chrissy had been due to feature in the second season, but a spokesperson for the show told Variety that “the role is expected to be recast”.
While some of Chrissy’s fans still support her, more worrying reports are coming out of the woodwork.
Sadly, in what can only been seen as damning indictment, the model hasn’t only been accused of bullying Courtney.
Reports have surfaced that Freaky Friday actress Lindsay Lohan and troubled singer Demi Lovato were also subject to online abuse from the author.
Right-wing political commentator Candace Owens has called Chrissy a ‘massive, disgusting hypocrite’ in a furious rant over the cookbook author’s resurfaced tweets.
Weighing in on the unfolding drama, the talk show host fired: “Chrissy Teigen has offered a public apology to Courtney Stodden for encouraging her to commit suicide as a teenage, but ONLY because I blew the story up.
“The media has given Chrissy a pass for YEARS as she has monstrously attacked people, repeatedly simply for just existing.”
Candace than posted a number of historic tweets from Chrissy showing her to have attacked other famous faces in the past.
One sent to Lindsay Lohan in 2011 read: “Lindsay Lohan adds a few more slits to her wrist when she sees Emma stone.”
While another tweet targeted Sarah Palin, reading: “Listen. I don’t want much from sarah palin. I just want her to admit partial fault then shoot herself in the face. is that wrong?”
Other users have shared a post from Chrissy in 2018 where she criticised the contestants on reality show America’s Next Top Model.
“God. Can we just come out and call the freaking show America’s next top tr***y because this s***t has been t****tastic for the past five years,” tweeted Chrissy.
She also mocked Demi Lovato’s addiction issues by tweeting: “Demi Lovato is out of rehab! I hope she’s made the bed for Charlie.”
Chrissy then tweeted that she felt like Lady Gaga ‘with lady parts’ and said Mariah Carey looked as though ‘there were 2-15 babies growing inside her,’ when the diva announced her pregnancy.
Another tweet directed at Canadian singer Avril Lavigne said: “If u told me I could have a kid but it would be exactly like Avril, I would choose to have a barren, sterile existence that ends when I die.”
Chrissy quit Twitter in March telling fans “her life goal is to make people happy” but the platform was now serving her “negatively”.
She returned to the site weeks later in which her handle describes her as ‘de-motivational speaker’, however the author is a now a lot more careful about what she tweets.
It remains to be seen whether Chrissy will make a triumphant return to the platform that put her so promptly under the spotlight, but something tells us she’ll stay in the shadows a while longer.
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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