We are sorry to inform you that Chrissy Teigen is at it again

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In what can really only be described as the latest episode of Chrissy Teigen’s campaign of internet self-destruct, the desires author and self-proclaimed member of the “cancelled” club host of an extensive Squid Gamethemed bash on the weekend. The wildly popular Netflix series, you will recall, is a K-drama in which hundreds of society’s most desperately indebted and impoverished members fight to the death for a chance of approximately $40 million US dollars, all for the sake of it. entertainment from an audience of exorbitantly wealthy, masked ‘VIPs’.

And because life is always meant to imitate art, Teigen and her husband, John Legend, teamed up with Wife of the Party’s party planners to decorate their homes like the set of the show’s titular squid games, with its signature maze stairs, bunk beds, lavish money-filled piggy bank and other paraphernalia. Servers at the party handed out food and drinks to guests dressed in the iconic bright pink jumpsuits and masks of the horribly exploited guards in Squid Game.

Teigen and Legend also dressed up in theme for their roles as hosts – Teigen as the iconic, towering “red light, green light” doll from the first episode, who shoots dead one of the (again) impoverished contestants who lose the game, and Legend like an elaborately masked VIP.

But the party wasn’t just any party. Guests appeared to be playing the roles of: Squid Game contestants, in what Teigen described on her Instagram as “watching my friends fight to the death!”, entered the prize draw: a flight to Napa and dinner for two at French Laundry. The games at the party, according to Teigen’s Instagram post, include “dunk tank, musical chairs, hide-and-seek and followed by a very riveting final game of pinning the tail on the donkey.”

The party was reportedly a star-studded affair, with guests including Shay Mitchell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. And oddly enough, no one seemed too self-conscious or embarrassed to post about the party on Instagram:

Teigen and her rich guests are of course much more like Squid GameVIPs than the show’s contestants, many of whom are so deeply in debt that they’re willing to risk a horrific death for a tiny chance at a fortune. You would now think that Teigen – who has spent most of the past few years complain about mean twitter users for bullying her for trying to be recognizable while owning a $17.5 million house – would know better than throwing a costume party for rich celebrities to impersonate poor people.

Well before Teigen was banned from the internet for at least a few weeks when revelations about her Cyberbullying Courtney Stodden Resurfaced in May in the early 2010s, she was regularly confronted with a series of tone-deaf tweets. For example, she joked about her mother’s use of $159 AirPods as “disposable” — especially a few weeks earlier enthusiastic about the movie Parasite – and shared the story of when she casually, accidentally purchased a $13,000 bottle of wine with dinner as if it were a super recognizable anedote.

If I were Teigen, after getting all that blatant feedback, maybe I’d do a little self-reflection and put in more effort not to become So out of touch, or at least not so publicly. But unfortunately, there is only so much possible against cyberbullyingrejoice when the recipients are fundamentally lacking in self-awareness.


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