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Chrissy Teigen has issued an apology online, admitting she was "a troll" on social media.
Writing a statement which she posted on Instagram, 35-year-old Chrissy said she had had "a very humbling few weeks" following some "awful, awful, awful resurfaced tweets".
Chrissy said when she first started using social media many years ago, she had "so much fun with it" but soon she began using it to "snark at some celebrities".
"In reality I was insecure, immature and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted," she said.
"If there was a pop culture pile-on, I took to Twitter to try to gain attention and show off what I, at the time, believed was a crude, clever harmless quip.
"I thought it made me cool and relatable if I poked fun at celebrities."
Chrissy continued to explain she has since reflected, realising that "words have consequences".
"There are real people behind the Twitter handles I went after. I wasn't just attacking some random Twitter avatar but hurting young women - some who were still girls - who had feelings," she said.
"Why did I think there was some invisible psycho-celebrity formula that prevents anyone with more followers from experiencing pain?
"How did I not realise my words were cruel? What gave me the right to say these things?... There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn't deserve them. No one does.
"Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humour."
Chrissy concluded: "I won't ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self improvement by change."
Chrissy's statement comes after fashion designer Michael Costello said this week that he received a tweet from Chrissy in 2014 accusing him of being racist.
Costello claimed that while he tried to reason with Chrissy - explaining her tweet had been based on false claims following a photoshopped comment - Chrissy allegedly said that his 'career was over'.
Costello went on to explain that over the following years he would be booked for jobs and "pulled off last minute with no explanation".
"So many nights I stayed awake, wanting to kill myself," he said on Instagram.
"I didn't see the point of living. There was no way I can ever escape from being the target of the powerful elites in Hollywood, who actually do have powers to close doors with a single text."
The designer said he is still suffering now, adding: "Last week I wrote personal letters to my family and closest friends because I thought that taking my own life would be the best way out... As a result of what Chrissy Teigen did to me in 2014, I am not okay. I may never be okay."
You can read his full statement here.
Tyla has reached out to Chrissy's rep for comment.
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