Vrbo slammed on social media for featuring Chrissy Teigen in ad after bullying tweet scandal –

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Vrbo slammed on social media for featuring Chrissy Teigen in ad after bullying tweet scandal – fr


Vacation rental site Vrbo has come under fire after running an ad featuring Chrissy Teigen to promote post-pandemic family reunions.

The two-and-a-half-minute video shows real people seeing loved ones again as Teigen’s husband John Legend performs a cover of Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now.

But the backlash was swift on social media as people called out the Expedia-owned company for introducing Teigen who has a history of bullying and abusive tweets aimed primarily at young female celebrities.

Vacation rental site Vrbo has come under fire after launching video featuring Chrissy Teigen to promote post-pandemic family reunions following her abusive tweet scandal

The video shows Teigen interacting with his daughter Luna, five, and his son Miles, three, as well as his mother Pepper and her Grammy-winning husband.

After Vrbo retweeté An article on the People ad, one user replied, “VRBO, cancel your collaboration with Chrissy NOW unless you support telling kids to kill themselves.”

Another tweeted: Hey, @vrbo Are you paying @chrissyteigen to do ads for you after she repeatedly texted an abused minor, telling her to kill herself? Really?’

“Use a bully as a spokesperson, no thanks,” wrote another.

The two-and-a-half-minute video celebrating “the joy and togetherness” shows Teigen interacting with her husband John Legend, their children Luna, five, and miles, three, and his mother Pepper

The ad shows that real people can see their loved ones again after the lockdown as Teigen's husband John Legend performs a cover of Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now.

The ad shows that real people can see their loved ones again after the lockdown as Teigen’s husband John Legend performs a cover of Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now.

But the reaction was swift on social media as people called out the Expedia-owned company for introducing Teigen who has a history of bullying and abusive tweets aimed primarily at young female celebrities.

But the reaction was swift on social media as people called out the Expedia-owned company for introducing Teigen who has a history of bullying and abusive tweets aimed primarily at young female celebrities.

A Twitter user shared: @vrbo, this person has bullied teens and children online. She told at least one to kill himself. Maybe you can find a healthier family vacation spokesperson.

Others have pointed out that the choice of Teigen as a spokesperson seems to contradict his recent mission statement: “A place for all leaves no room for hatred. If you mistreat people, there is no place for you on Vrbo. Everyone deserves to be where kindness reigns. ”

Vrbo has since disabled comments on the ad’s YouTube page, while other critics have reported being blocked by the company’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, Page Six said Wednesday.

Critics suggested that Vrbo could have found a more suitable spokesperson than Teigen and pointed out that his inclusion in the ad seemed to contradict the brand's own mission statement.

Critics suggested that Vrbo could have found a more suitable spokesperson than Teigen and pointed out that his inclusion in the ad seemed to contradict the brand’s own mission statement.

Teigen has remained low ever since apologizing for tweets she sent Courtney Stodden in 2011 in which she suggested the 16-year-old kill herself,

She told the teenager, “My Friday fantasy: you. earth nap. mmmmmm baby ”followed by:“ go. to sleep. always.’

Stodden, 26, revealed that Teigen “was going to DM me in private and tell me to kill myself.”

Old tweets from 2013 also resurfaced in which she described nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as “arrogant” and called Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, then 21, “fucking *** ”.

She also made fun of former child star Lindsay Lohan for self-harm.

Teigen has remained low since apologizing for tweets she sent Courtney Stodden in 2011 in which she suggested the 16-year-old take suicide (Stodden pictured in 2019)

Teigen has remained low since apologizing for tweets she sent to Courtney Stodden in 2011 in which she suggested the 16-year-old kill herself (Stodden pictured in 2019)

Old tweets from 2013 also resurfaced in which she described nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as 'arrogant' ...

... and called 21-year-old Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham a 'wh ***'

Old tweets from 2013 also resurfaced in which she described nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as “arrogant” and called Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, then 21, “wh * ** ”.

Teigen later apologized publicly to Stodden, telling him in a tweet, “I’m so sorry, Courtney. Hope you can heal now knowing how sorry I am.

The model and cookbook author also apologized to his fans, tweeting: “Not many people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all of their bulls passed in front of the whole world. I am mortified and sad for who I was. I was an insecure, attention-seeking troll.

Stodden, who has since been released as non-binary, has publicly accepted the apology but remains skeptical, sharing on their Instagram, “I accept his apology and forgive him. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard of her or her camp in private.

“She actually blocked me on Twitter. I all want to believe this is a heartfelt apology, but it sounds like a public attempt to salvage its partnerships with Target and other brands who realize their “watch” is a record broken. “

Teigen, pictured on May 8, later apologized publicly to Stodden and was depressed in Los Angeles with her family as the scandal rumbled.

Teigen, pictured on May 8, later apologized publicly to Stodden and was depressed in Los Angeles with her family as the scandal rumbled.

Teigen addressed the controversy in a lengthy post on his Twitter account earlier this month.

Teigen addressed the controversy in a lengthy post on his Twitter account earlier this month.

Following the controversy, the Teigen’s Cravings range of cookware was pulled from Macy’s and a Bloomingdale promotion was canceled at the last minute.

She also lost her contract with Target although the retail giant said the decision to quit it was made in December.

A source told Page Six the brands severed ties with Teigen after being bombarded with customer complaints.

“When people start picking on brands, whether it’s justified or not, it creates a mess for brands,” the source said.

Following the controversy, the Teigen's Cravings range of cookware was pulled from Macy's and a Bloomingdale promotion was canceled at the last minute.  She also lost her contract with Target, although the retail giant said the decision to abandon it was made in December.

Following the controversy, the Teigen’s Cravings range of cookware was pulled from Macy’s and a Bloomingdale promotion was canceled at the last minute. She also lost her contract with Target although the retail giant said the decision to quit it was made in December.



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