To be honest, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t want to quit Twitter. Twitter is sometimes the most toxic place and filled with a bunch of anger. It makes me feel bad every time that I am on it.
Chrissy Teigan is one of the most popular voices on the platform, but the mogul has decided that Twitter is no longer for her. Wednesday night, she posted a series of Tweets telling people she was leaving Twitter.
“Hey. For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends,” Chrissy started her thread.
“But it’s time for me to say goodbye,” Chrissy continued tweeting. “This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
My life goal is to make people happy,” Chrissy added. “The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not. My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you!!!”
I honestly don’t blame her for how she felt and leaving.
“I encourage you to know and never forget that your words matter. No matter what you see, what that person portrays, or your intention,” Chrissy continued. “For years I have taken so many small, 2-follower count punches that at this point, I am honestly deeply bruised.”
“I have made my mistakes, throughout years and in front of hundreds of thousands, and been held accountable for them. I’ve learned an incredible amount here. God I have said f–ked up s–t and killed myself over it as much as you killed me. But one thing I haven’t learned is how to block out the negativity.”
Chrissy concluded her series of tweets, “I’m just a sensitive s–t, okay!? I don’t wanna be this way! I just am! But I love you guys and I cherish our time together, I truly do. I also hate you,” before adding a “<3″
Today she went on Instagram to confirm the news that she had left Twitter.
“It’s true! The platform no longer serves me as positively as it does negatively, so with that I bid you adieu. But I want to say that this is absolutely NOT twitter’s fault – I believe they do all they can to combat relentless bullying, any honestly, it’s not the bullying!! You guys have no idea how much they’ve reached out and worked with my team and me personally. It’s not the platform. It’s not the “bullying”. And it’s not the trolls. The trolls I can deal with, although it weighs on you. It’s just me. I have to come to terms with the fact some people aren’t gonna like me. I hate letting people down or upsetting people and I feel like I just did it over and over and over. Someone can’t read that they disappointed you in some way every single day, all day without physically absorbing that energy. I can feel it in my bones. And to the Q anon people who think I’m in Guantanamo Bay right now, lol. I saw “Q: into the storm” and saw what I’m working with here. And I, lol, I no longer care. Don’t flatter yourselves.” she wrote.
Chrissy was the target of a lot of trolls over the years and the platform has affected her mentally. It’s a lot to take on the hate of the world and the way people treat you – especially without knowing you. The way she has handled them all has been with grace and good clap backs in my opinion. I’d be telling people to fuck off.
But I also get the fact that if something doesn’t serve you positively, you shouldn’t have it in your life.
I appreciate Chrissy and am sorry to see her go, but I get it.