Chrissy Teigen Says She's Ditched Snapchat Following Rihanna Controversy
By Tina Smithers Peckham
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Chrissy Teigen has decided to boycott Snapchat -- but don't worry, she's still sharing her opinions and innermost thoughts via Instagram and Twitter.
On Saturday, the Lip Sync Battle co-host announced that she was done with the social app for a myriad of reasons, including the controversial ad Snapchat recently ran that tastelessly referenced the 2009 domestic dispute between Rihanna and Chris Brown.
"I stopped using snap," Teigen, 32, tweeted. "The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll...no bueno."
I stopped using snap. The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll...no bueno
The Sports Illustrated model and cookbook author's announcement comes two weeks after Snapchat pulled the ad -- which asked users if they would rather "slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown" -- and Rihanna called them out for shaming victims of domestic violence.
“Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there!" wrote the "Work" singer. "But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess! I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb! You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!!!"
Rihanna, 30, continued, "This isn’t about my personal feelings, cause I don’t have much of them…but all the women, children and men that have been victims of DV in the past and especially the ones who haven’t made it out yet…you let us down! Shame on you."
Snapchat's apology aside, CNN reports that the platform lost $800 million in stock market value following the pop star's heated statement. This comes less than a month after Kylie Jenner criticized the app's redesign, tweeting, "Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad." Jenner's statement alone resulted in a reported $1.3 billion loss in market value for the company.
For more on Snapchat's struggles, watch the video below.