As amazing as the internet is, one big downside is the trolls. They always find a way to pester both celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Chelsea Clinton just gave Chrissy Teigen advice about trolls. Specifically, some mom-to-mom advice about dealing with Twitter trolls. Because right-wing conspiracy theorists recently targeted one-year-old Luna, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter, in a series of tweets.
Of course, it’s no secret that Chrissy Teigen has a big online presence on many social media platforms. Teigen tweets about her travel disasters mid-flight, her beloved Nintendo Switch, and everything in between. And she shares adorable photos and videos of Luna, her dogs, and her tasty recipes on Instagram. We love following Chrissy Teigen, and millions of her fans do too. But when trolls pop up, things can get ugly and hurtful.
Teigen first tweeted about being trolled on Saturday, December 30th. She was attacked by Liz Crokin, a conservative writer who supports the (discredited) Pizzagate sex ring theory. According to the Associated Press, Pizzagate is a conspiracy theory claiming Democrats harbored child sex slaves at a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., which subsequently led a gunman to fire an assault weapon inside said pizzeria in December of 2016.
Crokin’s tweets, which include photos of Luna, accuse Teigen of child abuse and pedophilia and suggest that she’s part of the conspiracy. Honestly, “troll” isn’t even the right term for this. It’s just downright hateful.
The more Teigen tweeted about it, the worse things got. Eventually, she set her tweets to private. But as of this writing, her profile is public again.
Both Teigen and Legend threatened Cokin with legal action.
That’s when Chelsea Clinton stepped in.
When Clinton saw what was unfolding, she tweeted some kind, helpful advice.
THIS is the support we’re here for. We’re sending our love to Chrissy, John, Luna, and baby number two.