When celebrity Chrissy Teigen faced the wrath of cancel culture, it was a rare moment for the elites to get a taste of the culture that has become a tyranny to regular Americans.
Now, she is lamenting her situation. (Story continues below.)
“Just feels so weird to pretend nothing happened in this online world” while feeling bad in the real world,” she wrote on Instagram. “Going outside sucks and doesn’t feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race,” her caption on a photo appearing to show her reclining on a couch read. “But I do know that however I’m handling this now isn’t the right answer.”
Teigen fell out of favor over accusations of bullying, to which she admitted.
She wrote a long article on Medium apologizing for her behavior.
“As you know, a bunch of my old awful (awful, awful) tweets resurfaced,” she wrote. “I’m truly ashamed of them. As I look at them and understand the hurt they caused, I have to stop and wonder: How could I have done that? I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others — and more than just a few — who I need to say I’m sorry to. I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted. It’s like my own version of that show My Name is Earl! I understand that they may not want to speak to me. I don’t think I’d like to speak to me. (The real truth in all of this is how much I actually cannot take confrontation.) But if they do, I am here and I will listen to what they have to say, while apologizing through sobs.”
While few will defend bullying, the practice of exiling “cancelled” people is not good for the country or free speech.
Christian author and radio host Eric Metaxas has become a vocal opponent of cancel culture especially after all his videos were removed from YouTube.
To use a sentiment he expressed recently, “If we don’t stand up against cancel culture, we deserve it.”