Jeffrey Epstein…didn’t ki-
Okay, no. Not what we are here to talk about. But what we are here to talk about is definitely how this Epstein black book has made people feel.
Once that black book with flight logs of famous celebrities leaked, it definitely changed the way people viewed their faves. And right now, with Kanye’s temporary run for president, people started to remember:
Yeah, celebrities aren’t perfect.
And so, people took to Twitter to analyze the verified.
Of course, this had its’ own repercussions. Chrissy Teigen, a famous model and cookbook author, would come under fire for…quite a lot. One such example would be on Twitter, where people began digging up old posts of hers to tie her to Epstein. From there, users accused Teigen of a litany of things, that are not particularly nice, after digging up some…interesting tweets.
So I was reading some people say things were taken out of context.
So in what context should these be taken in? How is a little boy eye candy? Why go Anthony Weiner on a kid? What did you actually mean? How are we supposed to read this?
I'm confused pic.twitter.com/EjvRvUPuyx
— Jacqueline (@Jacquel84988479) July 21, 2020
Admittedly, some of these tweets do seem questionable. However, it is easier for tweets to look suspicious when they’re together versus the individual times they were made.
Tweets in and of themselves, don’t always carry a lot of context. That’s kinda due to the 250 character limit.
And it’s hard to say, whether or not these were tweets are in poor taste or something more insidious.
Its her words nobody else's. Your defending this…. pic.twitter.com/C7gJkLRpt8
— Bill. (@Bill49964101) July 21, 2020
I’m not here to comment on the right or wrong about this content, but mainly the intense reaction that followed without warning.
Obviously, the accusations aren’t minor; accusing someone of pedophilia is a very serious thing. Twitter was overwhelming.
So much so, that Teigen put her entire account on private. She deleted over 60,000 tweets, too. This only spurred the trolls that laughed at watching a massive account go private and added to people’s suspicions.
Chrissy Teigen putting her account on private whilst having 13 million followers pic.twitter.com/eMrMNWU6wh
— Economy still tight (@UnoThemOnes) July 16, 2020
Yet, things didn’t stop. Then, on top of these accusations on Twitter, there were accusations about her own body.
This was as people debated whether or not Chrissy Teigen was telling the truth about, yes, you guessed it, her breast implants removal.
From there, it eventually led to her taking pictures of her scars from breast implant removals. This proved to people that hey, yeah, she wasn’t lying about her body after all.
But then, the pictures led to more criticism on her Twitter page, talking about how inappropriate it was for her to show that on her story, in between videos of her children. It fed the conspiracy theorists another piece of a puzzle, that they were trying to put together.
Needless to say, it was a lot. Each action garnered another unhappy reaction, one after the other. “
I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the ‘just ignore them, they’re just trolls,’” Teigen tweeted.
@chrissyteigen I get that you’re tired of being accused of this but why don’t you show some action? Put your money where your mouth is. Use your platform & money to raise awareness about child trafficking and to help find these missing kids. All this energy spent deleting shit.
— carrie (@carrieneedsanap) July 21, 2020
It’s all about the method.
The sort of fire Teigen received is flabbergasting. It’s a lot for one person. And of course, we can argue that she is a celebrity, which therefore means she somehow invited it…but truthfully, this flaming ignores the real issue.
Bullying or attacking someone on the internet like that may seem like the right course of action to receive a response from your subject.
It also tricks you into thinking it’s doing something about the issue because they’ve somehow acknowledged you. But it comes at a heavy cost because millions of comments can drive that one person over the edge, over allegations that are not rock solid.
It doesn’t always garner accountability and also prevents real dialogue from occurring.
Chrissy Teigen is but one celeb in these rumors and allegations. They are not well-established nor concrete. But you know what is well-established? A lot of the dirt on Trump.
And there is more information out there about sex traffickers that should be discussed. Focusing on Chrissy Teigen solely diminishes the conversation to a very specific blip. One without much to go on except old weird social media posts.