Chrissy Teigen quits Snapchat after Rihanna scandal

Mar 27, 2018, 03:12
Chrissy Teigen quits Snapchat after Rihanna scandal

Chrissy Teigen has a guess as to which actress "on drugs" bit Beyonce on the face. Other celebrities such as Kylie Jenner have also said they stopped using the platform, and stocks have taken a hit in previous weeks.

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. "The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna bueno (not good)", the 32-year-old wrote on Twitter on Saturday (24Mar18).

In tweeting her goodbye, Teigen cited the app's unpopular update, the difficulties her fans have in finding her, and a Snapchat ad that seemed to belittle domestic violence by asking users if they would rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown."

Snapchat's valuation dropped by $800M in one day after Rihanna's announcement, marking a 4% dip in its total share market worth. "I can only think of one person who would do this. but I cannot say. but the worst".

In a calculated move, the pop star utilized Instagram's story feature, which is a direct rival of Snapchat, to post her scathing response to the whole situation. Rihanna called Snapchat out in an Instagram post, writing "Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fav app out there! You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it. Shame on you". She then appeared to tell followers to delete Snapchat. In another instance, shares plunged 6% after Kylie Jenner said she didn't like the app's updated design and hinted that she didn't use the platform as much anymore.

It's now unclear what kind of share market chaos Teigen's tweet could wreak on the app, considering her very different positioning to Jenner and Rihanna in pop culture.