After being blocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter for four years, model, TV host and author Chrissy Teigen celebrated Joe Biden's inauguration in January by tweeting at the incoming POTUS.
"hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz."
hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1611149959.0
Unfortunately for Teigen, Biden fulfilled her request, making her one of less than 15 people followed by the POTUS account.
Teigen quickly realized being followed by President Biden was not the blessing she imagined.
On Tuesday, February 24, she took to Twitter again, this time to beg Biden to unfollow her.
I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must as… https://t.co/KVxEjl4lz7— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1614096949.0
It turns out the knowledge everything she tweeted would be seen by the President of the United States took a little bit of the fun out of Twitter for Teigen.
@chrissyteigen this is how i have felt since you followed me except i can’t stop tweeting every thought that pops i… https://t.co/LwLe1NBSEn— cait (@cait) 1614096988.0
@caitlincarrickm @chrissyteigen Same when Jenna Marbles followed me. I would tweet every stupid idiot thought I had… https://t.co/MflbX4t5uA— tiffanysonterre (@tiffanysonterre) 1614097093.0
@chrissyteigen @POTUS Like knowing your grandparent is following you and they don’t know that you cuss— QONDI 💛 🐝 🇺🇸🇿🇦🇿🇼 (@QONDI 💛 🐝 🇺🇸🇿🇦🇿🇼) 1614097147.0
Many Twitter users understood exactly where Teigen was coming from.
@chrissyteigen @POTUS This is precisely how I felt when my father joined Twitter, followed me, and then called me w… https://t.co/gLedd8xaSn— Robinne Lee (@Robinne Lee) 1614100119.0
@chrissyteigen @POTUS I think it's bigger than you. 🥰 You resonate with the American people (and beyond). You're a… https://t.co/Xfl6ukanzm— Julie London Ferguson (@Julie London Ferguson) 1614097432.0
@chrissyteigen @POTUS Chrissy, if he followed you, he apparently appreciates your kind of Twitter. You do you, boo… https://t.co/0kbdeJQGKb— QVickiB (@QVickiB) 1614097494.0
Thankfully, Joe Biden's social media team granted Teigen's wish.
The model celebrated by tweeting a profanity-laden message:
"bitch f'k sh*t suck the d I am FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!"
@QVickiB @chrissyteigen @POTUS O Honey! Honey. Do you not remember all the "Uncle Joe" memes? Do you think he's any… https://t.co/RxTqmuwQSo— Dr Caveat Lector (@Dr Caveat Lector) 1614098137.0
@chrissyteigen Now we’ll never know if Biden has— Erin (@Erin) 1614124768.0
Though many found it unlikely Biden was personally offended by Teigen's tweets, they certainly understood her desire for distance.
@caitlincarrickm @chrissyteigen Dr. Biden: honey, you need to unfollow Chrissy. She's feeling constrained.— Michael VanDeMar (@Michael VanDeMar) 1614106460.0
Now if Chrissy teigen could kindly ask Biden to cancel student loan debt that'd be great— *celeste (@*celeste) 1614116272.0
It just goes to show: sometimes getting what you wanted isn't exactly what you needed.