It is a small digital earthquake, reported by a number of news sites, in India, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada. Sure, loads of people quit Twitter every day, but not people who are followed by more than 13.7 million people. By comparison, this is much more than the 9.4 million in the official account of the President of the United States, Joe Biden. This is the number of subscribers who daily followed the tribulations of Chrissy Teigen, 35, American model, muse of many brands, actress, cookbook author appearing in the bestseller list of the New York Times. On top of all that, it turns out that she shares her life with singer John Legend. In short, she is what we call an “influencer”: Chrissy Teigen is a prescriber, everything she says, or tweets, is shared, approved, or discussed by tens of thousands of Internet users, every day.
This Twitter experience doesn’t give me as many positive moments anymore as it gives me negative ones, so I think it’s time to stopChrissy Teigen, mannnequin
on his Twitter account
But now, Wednesday March 24, she decided to scuttle her Twitter account, to close it permanently, to give up its 13.7 million subscribers. After ten years on the platform, “This experience does not give me as many positive moments as it does negative ones, she wrote in a final message, so I think it’s time to stop. “
And describe what she calls the “negativity” of the network: toxic, misogynistic, racist, violent comments, the gratuitous hatred of those who only exist through their bitter comments. The death threats also she received when she wondered about the accessibility of weapons in the United States, when she was blocked on the network by Donald Trump himself, or when she shared her pain after having miscarried. Some called him exhibitionism, indecency, told him it was “Good for her.”
I have learned a lot on this network, but there is one thing that I have failed to put into practice, and that is blocking out negativity. (…) Know and remember that your words count.Chrissy Teigen, mannequin
on his Twitter account
“It all hurt me deeply, she writes, I have learned a lot on this network, but there is one thing that I have failed to put into practice, and that is blocking out negativity. So it’s time to say goodbye. “ Leaving does not stop the malevolence, but makes it possible to preserve oneself, to shelter oneself from this form of violence, written, real, which pollutes Twitter and Facebook. Chrissy Teigen is neither a saint nor a model of temperance, but she said stop, with this sentence: “Know and remember that your words matter.” In the meantime, if she is no longer present on Twitter, she will continue to feed her Instagram account followed by 34 million subscribers.
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