Chrissy Teigen 'stopped using Snapchat' after Rihanna scandal

Steve Phelps
March 27, 2018

When questioned by users on Twitter as to why she'd left the app rather than trying to work with Snapchat, she was pretty clear.

I stopped using snap.

Chrissy Teigen is known in some circles online as the queen of Twitter, but it doesn't look as if the model and TV host has any plans to reign over Snapchat anytime soon.

On Saturday, the 32-year-old model took to Twitter to reveal that she is no longer using the social media app following the bad update and controversial Rihanna and Chris Brown poll!

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Rihanna slammed Snapchat over an ad for its "Would You Rather?" game, which asked users whether they'd rather slap her or punch Brown.

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Rihanna attacked Snapchat over it on Instagram. Many users, who were already upset with the company's latest update, felt that the insensitive Rihanna ad was the straw that broke the camel's back. She tweeted on Saturday that her fans have a tough time finding her and that she disliked the infamous Rihanna poll.

Chrissy Teigen has bailed on Snapchat, and the app's stock took a nosedive after she talked about her decision. "I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb!" she wrote on Instagram Stories. "You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!"

This will not be good news for Snapchat whose stock price appears to be fluctuating more than Dermot Bannon's attitude to budgets.

It'll be interesting to see if any other major celebrities decide to make like Rihanna and 'Throw the whole app-oligy away'.

According to CNN, Snapchat lost $800 million in stock market value after being called out by the pop star. Following complaints by both Kylie Jenner and Rihanna that caused the company's stock to plummet, the string of criticism illustrates the outsized role creators play with respect to any platform's success.

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