Chrissy Teigen Quits Twitter Thanks To Death Threats From Gun Nuts
If the Internet has proven itself to be anything these days, it’s an absolute butthouse of whiny man-children violently threatening women who dare say words about their precious toys. Only this time, it’s not about games for once, but about another beloved toy that totally isn’t dangerous, you guys, but if you say something about it, I’ll drive to your fucking house and shoot you in the face. Which is what happened to Chrissy Teigen after she made some salient points during the Ottawa shooting:
active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday
That’s not a joke. It is a fact.
Sorry you don’t understand that is a knock at america and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting.
I’m not apologizing. If you take it wrong, that is your fault.
From there, she was inundated with death threats because a gun is just a “tool” — to murder someone with if you don’t like what they’re saying. How else are you going to prove how safe they are?
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 22, 2014
Later, she found this little gem after giving everyone 24 hours to calm the fuck down and hoping Twitter would step up its game which it did not:
Amazing this isn't punishable. RT [email protected] I hope someone murders some you love, like your faggot husband”
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 23, 2014
So realizing this wasn’t going to get better, one of Twitter’s biggest stars up and quit. And while it’s easy to say these assholes won’t actually do anything and only intimidate soft targets like #GamerGaters do, there’s always a chance there’s an Elliot Rodger in the mix and an even bigger chance that he’s armed to the teeth because it’s easier to get a gun in this country than proper care for mental health. That’s what makes us so great! At fucking killing each other.
UPDATE: And there’s a school shooting in Seattle. Tell me how Chrissy Teigen’s wrong again.