Model evokes anger with controversial tweet

Chrissy Teigen is never one to shy away from controversial topics – and yesterday’s tragic shootings in Canada were no exception.

The model has been receiving death threats and violent tweets on social media after she wrote: “active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday.”

Many people replied to Chrissy with anger, pointing out that her tweet was not at all funny and incredibly insensitive: “thanks for the neighbourly love in this time of pain in Canada. Acts of terror are not funny.”

Another annoyed followers tweeted: “celebrities, remember you are in the eye of the hurricane what you post on social media will be scrutinized.”

However, Chrissy is standing her ground with the controversial tweet, claiming it was aimed at America’s lack of gun control, not minimising the tragedy in Canada. 

The model also shared a screenshot of some of the shockingly violent tweets she has received since making the comment.

It doesn't sound as if the model has any intention of backing down anytime soon – but should she?