Chrissy Teigen Apologizes for a Joke She Made About Megan Thee Stallion
"Making anyone feel reminded of a terrible time or letting you guys down sucks more than anything."
After tweeting and then deleting a joke she made about Megan Thee Stallion, Chrissy Teigen is now issuing an apology to the rapper.
On Friday, in response to a one-liner — "I have a Charles Manson joke and it kills" — that TV writer Nell Scovell shared on Twitter, the Cravings author tried a play on words of her own that didn't go over so well, writing: "I have a megan thee stallion joke but it needs to be twerked on."
Fans instantly called Teigen out for being insensitive, given that Megan was recently shot and has asked for compassion during her recovery.
At first, she defended the joke, tweeting, "I'll delete because you guys are sooooo f—ing annoying. Just unfollow me you absolute tools.” Teigen then set her account to private. However, the next day, she acknowledged that her humor was off-base, and apologized to her critics in a string of tweets.
“I used the play on words joke with a celeb and something their known for with meg and twerking and I should have known that it is just not the right time especially for something so dumb and sh—y and pointless as the joke was," she wrote. "Making anyone feel reminded of a terrible time or letting you guys down sucks more than anything to me so I am sorry to Megan and anyone who thought this was about the incident at all."
She ended her statement with, “You’ll say someone else wrote this or that I don’t mean it and that’s always the punishment for having said it in the first place so I’ll take it.”
Megan has yet to respond to Chrissy's apology.