American model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen quit Twitter on Wednesday after suffering heavy backlash.
Earlier this week, Teigen faced a backlash after announcing the launch of a line of plant-based cleaning products, in partnership with reality TV star Kris Jenner.
Some users accused her of “selling out” during a time of pandemic-induced economic anxiety, while others questioned her commitment to environmental protection, given her family’s regular use of private jets.
“It’s time for me to say goodbye,” she wrote in a tweet Wednesday, shortly before deactivating her account, which had more than 13 million followers.
“This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”
“My desire to be liked and fear of pissing people off has made me somebody you didn’t sign up for, and a different human than I started out here as! Live well, tweeters.”
Her Instagram account, where he has more than 34 million followers, was still active.
In recent years Teigen has built a reputation for a frank and unfiltered online presence.
In October she posted on Instagram an image of herself and her husband, the singer John Legend, grief-stricken in hospital after their son was stillborn.
The post was “liked” more than 11 million times and praised as helping to reduce the stigma around miscarriages during pregnancy, but was also criticized by some as overly shocking and intimate.
Teigen previously took a break from Twitter in 2014, after facing a torrent of vitriol — including from users who wished her death — for a post decrying the level of gun violence in America.