GoBookMe.com.au – Courtney Stodden shares tearful snap as bully Chrissy Teigen makes return to public life

Vulnerable: Courtney Stodden shared a tearful snapshot as they took to Instagram to speak on the importance of 'vulnerability,' as well as showing 'empathy and compassion' to others

Courtney Stodden shared a tearful Instagram snapshot on Wednesday as they spoke on the importance of ‘vulnerability,’ as well as showing ’empathy and compassion’ to others.

‘Was I kind today? Did I show up and exude empathy and compassion to my neighbor? Did I offer love or did I fall short?’ mused the 27-year-old, who hashtagged ‘mental health’ and ‘bullying’ in their caption.

The post comes amid their former bully Chrissy Teigen’s recent return to public life following her cyberbullying scandal earlier this year.

Back in 2011, Teigen published several mean-spirited tweets aimed at Stodden, one of which encouraged the then 16-year-old star to kill themselves. 

Vulnerable: Courtney Stodden shared a tearful snapshot as they took to Instagram to speak on the importance of ‘vulnerability,’ as well as showing ’empathy and compassion’ to others

Stodden was a pop culture phenomenon at the time due to her inappropriate marriage to actor Doug Hutchison, now 61. The controversial couple divorced in 2020.

In Wednesday’s post, Courtney went on to stress the importance of self refection and recognizing the affect our words – good or bad – can have on others.

‘It’s important to ask ourselves these simple yet powerful questions at the end of every day because tomorrow is another day where we could easily hurt someone and scar them with our words,’ they wrote. 

Stodden, who has been absent from the internet since October 18, explained to their 313,000 followers that they ‘had to break my 30 day to show vulnerability without giving myself away.

‘going back into social media hiding now,’ they concluded. 

Big return: The post comes amid their former bully Chrissy Teigen's (seen Wednesday) recent return to public life following her cyberbullying scandal earlier this year

Big return: The post comes amid their former bully Chrissy Teigen’s (seen Wednesday) recent return to public life following her cyberbullying scandal earlier this year

When Teigen’s disturbing tweets resurfaced in May, the 35-year-old wife of John Legend apologized on Twitter for her past online behavior which she said was due to her being an ‘insecure, attention-seeking troll.’ 

‘I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel,’ read one excerpt of Teigen’s multi-tweet apology.

Though Chrissy appeared eager to right her wrongs, Courtney alleged that they’d been blocked on Twitter by Chrissy, so they couldn’t even view the apology for themselves. 

‘I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter,’ the singer captioned their post, which featured a screenshot that seemingly confirmed Chrissy had indeed blocked them.

Holding yourself accountable: 'Was I kind today? Did I show up and exude empathy and compassion to my neighbor? Did I offer love or did I fall short?' mused the 27-year-old, who hashtagged 'mental health' and 'bullying' in their caption; seen on October 6

Holding yourself accountable: ‘Was I kind today? Did I show up and exude empathy and compassion to my neighbor? Did I offer love or did I fall short?’ mused the 27-year-old, who hashtagged ‘mental health’ and ‘bullying’ in their caption; seen on October 6

‘All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her “wokeness” is a broken record.’

In the months that followed, Teigen stopped promoting her various business ventures and mostly stayed out of the limelight. She did continue to use social media after taking a short break in the midst of the fallout.

But this week, the author made her return to the public eye to promote her recently released cookbook Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love.  

This week also saw Chrissy give her first TV interview since her cyberbullying scandal.

‘I’m actually a hundred days sober today and I’m so excited,’ the cookbook author revealed as she spoke with Today show’s Hoda Kotb on Monday. ‘I feel so good, I feel very clear-headed.’

Important: 'It's important to ask ourselves these simple yet powerful questions at the end of every day because tomorrow is another day where we could easily hurt someone and scar them with our words,' they wrote; Courtney seen September 14

Important: ‘It’s important to ask ourselves these simple yet powerful questions at the end of every day because tomorrow is another day where we could easily hurt someone and scar them with our words,’ they wrote; Courtney seen September 14

‘Aside from being pregnant, I hadn’t gone more than a day or two [without a drink], ever, since I started drinking at 20 or so. I just never really had that period of time of clear thought,’ she admitted.

‘It became embarrassing,’ she said, adding that being with husband John Legend, who is ‘so respected, and so beloved,’ she realized, ‘I can’t be the messy one.’

‘Waking up in the morning and being like, ‘Oh, what did I say?’ she said. ‘That feeling is not worth it. Not to mention the headaches and everything.’

Getting sober has helped her get clarity, and Chrissy talked about how she has changed since her Twitter scandal broke.

Back in the spotlight: this week, the author made her return to the public eye after getting 'canceled' for her mean tweets; seen Tuesday

Back in the spotlight: this week, the author made her return to the public eye after getting ‘canceled’ for her mean tweets; seen Tuesday

Promo mode: She's been promoting her recently released cookbook Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love

 Promo mode: She’s been promoting her recently released cookbook Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love

‘I feel like I’ve done the work and I just hope these people can forgive and be able to welcome the fact that hopefully they’ve seen me be better,’ she said.

Speaking about the fallout from the scandal, Chrissy — who lost several brand deals as a result of the controversy — insisted that she is ‘glad it happened’ because it ‘made her a stronger person’ and a ‘better person’.

‘Having this period of time, and time to digest it all, and being able to look back, and to realize that there is so much time to grow and to learn and to become more empathetic.

‘I look at my kids and what I want their values to be, and how I want them to treat people, and seeing that in myself, that I wasn’t doing that, was I think the hardest part for me — was realizing, my goodness, this really had an effect on people.

‘I think you learn so much in the moments where you do lose so much, you lose it all, your world is kind of turned upside down,’ she said.

The first: This week also saw Chrissy give her first TV interview since her cyberbullying scandal

The first: This week also saw Chrissy give her first TV interview since her cyberbullying scandal

Learning experience: Speaking about the fallout from the scandal, Chrissy — who lost several brand deals as a result of the controversy — told  the Today show's Hoda Kotb that she is 'glad it happened' because it 'made her a stronger person' and a 'better person'

Learning experience: Speaking about the fallout from the scandal, Chrissy — who lost several brand deals as a result of the controversy — told  the Today show’s Hoda Kotb that she is ‘glad it happened’ because it ‘made her a stronger person’ and a ‘better person’

‘For me it was a big moment of, “Wow, I need to find out how I can be better, how I can grow from this, learn from this.” 

‘There’s that old cliché like I’m glad it happened, but, truly, it made me a stronger person, a better person.’

Chrissy said that she used to treat social media as if what she said didn’t matter, because ‘you felt like you weren’t taking to anybody [on the internet].’

‘You just threw things out there, you didn’t feel like anyone was gonna read it,’ she said. ‘You don’t really think about the impact and the person on the other side.

‘And I think about how much I’ve changed, just in the past year, and how much I’ve grown and learned. And then to think of that in the term of a lifetime, how much room there is to always know more and be better.’

Living by example: 'I look at my kids and what I want their values to be, and how I want them to treat people, and seeing that in myself, that I wasn't doing that, was I think the hardest part for me — was realizing, my goodness, this really had an effect on people; Chrissy seen with daughter Luna, son Miles, and husband John Legend

Living by example: ‘I look at my kids and what I want their values to be, and how I want them to treat people, and seeing that in myself, that I wasn’t doing that, was I think the hardest part for me — was realizing, my goodness, this really had an effect on people; Chrissy seen with daughter Luna, son Miles, and husband John Legend

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