Chrissy Teigen: Peeple app will ruin lives
Model Chrissy Teigen has blasted the brains behind an insensitive new app, which urges users to judge people they meet.
The new Peeple app allows internet trolls to rate people like they do restaurants and hotels on Yelp and TripAdvisor, and Teigen is convinced it's a terrible idea.
"In an age where both truth and gossip on the Internet can literally ruin lives, this #peeple app is horrible AND scary (sic)," the 29-year-old fashion star wrote on Twitter.
She believes the app will help bullies torment their victims: "This is a real app. It needs not to be... We have to make sure our kids/teens stand a freaking chance in this world."
Her Thursday morning (01Oct15) tweet sparked an online conversation, which only appeared to rile the model and TV personality up more.
"So I should just be silent?" she asked. "Things like this need to be called out. It's trending. I'm not breaking news.
"At least I signed up to have the world judge and grade me publicly. I f**king hate this app and the boardroom table it was created around."
Chrissy is very active on social media and has tweeted about controversial topics including drugs. But back in 2013 she took time to reflect on the way she portrays herself online.
"You know what? I’m starting to realise that deleting [tweets] doesn’t really do very much because, obviously, people can just screen grab things you say. Sometimes I say something and I wholeheartedly stand behind it – but you delete it because you don’t want to deal with it anymore," she confessed to Fashionista.
"This is what I’ve been doing a lot more lately. You don’t want to leave it out there and frustrate more people and frustrate yourself – and it’s not because I take back what I said, it’s more because I don’t want to upset people, and I don’t want to feel it anymore."