Chrissy Teigen Gets Blocked By Donald Trump On Twitter
Chrissy Teigan discovered on Tuesday that she had been blocked from viewing tweets sent out by President Donald Trump on his personal Twitter account. The model and Lip Sync Battle host has been highly critical of Trump on Twitter and in person for many years, but it seems one tweet in particular put him over the edge.
Teigan tweeted out the image of the official message she received when she tried to view the President’s page.
“After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no on likes you’ was the straw,” Teigan captured the picture.
After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him “lol no one likes you” was the straw pic.twitter.com/MhZ6bXT1Dp
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 25, 2017
The tweet in which Teigan was blocked for was a reply to one of the President’s tweets, sent out as part of a tweet-storm in which Trump lambasted Republicans for not coming to his defense over “fake news” reports.
“It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President,” Trump said on July 23.
Teigan’s response was simple but apparently a little too brutal. “lolllllll no one likes you,” she wrote.
Teigan’s husband, musician John Legend, has also been critical of the President online but has since picked up the slack in the wake of his wife’s banishment.
In the days following her blocking, Legend has called Trump “our national embarrassment,” “the opposite of a role model,” and has said that his Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a “genteel” racist.
Teigan is not even close to the first person to be blocked from viewing the President’s tweets. Author Stephen King, actress Marina Sirtis, and comedy writer Bess Kalb, are among some of the people blocked by Trump. He also blocks regular citizens who don’t have nearly as many followers as the celebrities he has attempted to keep in the dark.
Earlier this month, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of seven Twitter users claiming that the President violated their First Amendment rights when he blocked them for criticizing him and his policies.
The President, former White House Press Secratary Sean Spicer, and the White House’s Director of Social Media Dan Scavino are all named in the suit.