Chrissy Teigen is known for being mighty wonderful with a healthy side of sass, so it really shouldn't be any surprise that she ruffles some feathers from time to time. But this week, she ruffled a whole, whole lot of feathers, feathers that then proceeded to send her enough hate and death threats to make her quit Twitter. Awful, right? Of course it is.
Her original tweet, the one that set so many people off, was a comment about the shooting in Ottawa on Wednesday:
That's it. That's all she said. She made a comment about the shooting and also alluded to the many, many shootings that happen in the U.S. all the time, and she got absolutely ripped apart for it:
active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 22, 2014
Sorry you don't understand that is a knock at america and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 22, 2014
For some reason, Canadians think I am saying they have a lot of shootings. I am not saying that. Sigh.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 22, 2014
I've lost faith in this world. Sorry if it comes off as being unemotional. There is just so much bad.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 22, 2014
my timeline is a nice mix of toast talk and death threats— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 22, 2014
I can't see anything through the sea of hate and anger that is now my Twitter. Seriously I can't sift through it all.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 23, 2014
It's gotten to the point people don't even see he simplicity of the original tweet and have just wanted to get shaking-mad over something— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 23, 2014
People also told Chrissy that they hope her husband gets murdered and that ISIS gives her "a permanent haircut."
I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to instagram.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 23, 2014
Guys, stop. Chrissy Teigen is not trying to take your guns. She is not making light of the shooting. She is simply telling the truth. So maybe next time some facts get you riled up enough to threaten someone's life, try to realize that that other person just might not be the real problem.
Hopefully you are already familiar with Alan Cumming and what a wonderful person he is, and of course you're familiar with Monica Lewinsky, especially now that she's getting back in the spotlight. But what you might not be aware of is that those two lovely people? They are friends. Like, best friends.
Here's Alan's explanation of their relationship:
"We met at a party about 16 years ago, at this Marie Claire party. They'd done a thing about her and I'd done an article for [it]. We were at the same table, we went out for dinner, and we just stayed friends. And she is really one of the kindest most loyal, loving, tender, funny girls I've ever known. I think she's really one of my best friends. She's been at my wedding. She knows my family. She's lovely."
This friendship doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but you know what? It doesn't need to make sense. It just needs to be exactly how it is, so beautiful and precious and good. And maybe it could also use a reality show, but that's it.
How does that saying go, "another day, another absolutely gorgeous photo of Kris Jenner showing that she is incapable of aging or looking even remotely bad"? It's something like that, guys, but we really don't need to concern ourselves with semantics right now. Not when Kris is looking like this.
Check it out, y'all: there's that picture on the right, from an event just a few days ago, that proves that Kris can show up to any event looking lovely, and then there's the picture on the left. Sheer bra, no shirt, messy hair ... dang. Because sometimes, "dang" is the only thing to say about Kris Jenner. She's that inconceivably hot.
Keep it up, Kris. We don't even have to say it, because we know you will, but please, just keep it up forever.
Let's just cut right to the beautiful, majestic chase on this one, because it's too good: Bette Midler did a cover of TLC's classic "Waterfalls," and it's kind of the best thing ever. Bette is amazing all by herself, but just wait until you hear what she did with this song. Because it will blow your mind in about a billion different ways.
All those in favor of having Bette do covers of literally every song that ever was?
Q: How beautiful do you have to be to be able to pull off ethereal gorgeous while 3/4 of your face is covered up in a turtleneck sweater?
A: Kendall Jenner-type beautiful, and no, that wasn't a trick question. Or answer.
This is your girl's latest IG photo, and if it were a thing to fall in love with someone simply based on their eyes and eyebrows, Kendall here could pull it off.
God, what is it with the genes in this family?
By now, there's probably a good chance that you've heard of the utterly ridiculous "controversy" surrounding those "Breaking Bad" figures sold at Toys 'R' Us stores, right? Some mom threw a fit that the store carried the toys depicting the show's characters holding little trays of meth -- apparently ignoring the fact that most Toys 'R' Us stores have a small section for adults featuring figures from horror movies like "Hellraiser" and "Friday the 13th," as well as extremely gory, realistic zombie figures from "The Walking Dead," just to name a few examples -- and the "Breaking Bad" toys are no longer sold. It's absurd, it's sad, and Aaron Paul is not afraid to tweet about it:
Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 23, 2014
And, of course, he's right, forged Obama tweet and all. Those toys aren't marketed to kids at all, and children don't even have a reason to go to that section of the store. The only way these toys would be damaging to children is if a parent pulled the kid away from all the shiny, colorful toys and down the boring grownup aisle, pulled one of the boxes down, and said "this is an action figure of a meth dealer, and this is little toy meth. Meth is an illegal drug that some people think is fun. Make your own assumptions!" And if that's what's happening, then there's a way bigger issue at work, huh?
And what about all of the violent video games you sell @ToysRUs ? Do you still sell those? Florida mom really messed it up for everyone.— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 23, 2014
But sure, outraged parents. Go ahead and ignore things like facts and common sense, as long as you get your chance to be offended. Good luck with that.
We didn't think we'd be saying this again so quickly, but here it is: Lindsay Lohan, get a damn grip on yourself. You're trying to resurrect your career, so why detract from the progress you made by taking tacky topless selfies? Come on, now, girl. Everybody knows that there's nothing wrong with nudity, but you know who takes topless selfies or butt selfies or selfies exposing any kind of sexualized body part? Those who are so thirsty for attention that they're willing to compromise everything they ever had -- and girl, you had a whole lot at one time.
You're looking good, and we're glad you seem to still be riding on the sober train, but come on. You've gotta be better than this, OK?
In only one -- just one -- way, of course: Kim Kardashian is only similar to us peasants in the way that she, too, adored Johnny Depp as a young girl. Take it away, Kim:
''Kourtney and I actually shared a room together at one point growing up. I loved Johnny Depp, I was obsessed with him, and she was really into Leonardo DiCaprio, so we had cutouts of them on our wall next to our Michael Jackson posters."
Unexpected, right? You would have pegged Kim for being into someone far, far more glamorous in the 80s and 90s than Johnny Depp. Say, gosh, I dunno -- someone like David Hasselhoff or John Stamos, you know?
Good taste, girl -- you surprise us sometimes!