You'd think that if one were a big enough fan of Chrissy Teigen to seek out her latest magazine cover and then care enough to tweet their thoughts about said cover directly at the supermodel, they'd at least know her track record well enough to know—if you're gonna hate, you're gonna get owned.
But apparently not so for one cluelessly unkind fan who paid the ultimate price for her ignorance when the "Queen of Clapback" threw a shade so subtle, she left her hater speechless.
It all started when Teigen posted a quadrant collage of her and three of her counterparts (Janelle Monae, Viola Davis and Kamala Harris) for Glamour Magazine's multi-cover "Women of the Year" issue.
The best selling author and TV co-host of Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J, accompanied that pic with a tweet that said she was honored to be in such company.
this company 🙏🏼 an honor!! https://t.co/2IxPhYqm4C— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1540918596.0
But Teigen's gracious post unwittingly invited some some vicious criticism from one Twitter user—@heidikoz1, who commented on the cover shot, tagging Teigen in the process and saying:
"This photo of you is quite frankly, awful. At first glance I didn't recognize you. I know you don't give a damn, but girl if you're going to be magazine cover material, make it worth it."
@chrissyteigen This photo of you is quite frankly, awful. At first glance I didn’t recognize you. I know you don’t… https://t.co/2j0P4Xx7dL— Heidi (@Heidi)1540928818.0
Fans immediately jumped in to rescue the self-deprecatingly funny mom of two adorable kids with singer-husband John Legend:
@heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen I’ll never understand what possesses some people to say shit like this...especially to pe… https://t.co/6IAir5Qpsi— Alissa Rose (@Alissa Rose)1540931804.0
@heidikoz1 @Rose442288 @chrissyteigen Criticizing someone's looks is NOT speaking your mind.— Just Kathy (@Just Kathy)1540937624.0
@chrissyteigen I think your cover photo is AMAZING! One of your most beautiful. It is flawless and clean and your face is perfection.— julia yow (@julia yow)1540933197.0
@heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen My Lord, really, I’m so glad you took the time to be an awful person for no good reason.… https://t.co/pMyXI6rel8— Amanda ✌🏼 (@Amanda ✌🏼)1540935708.0
@LolaMyers @heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen Yes. What you did was unnecessarily unkind,mean. No one is perfect so neither… https://t.co/Xv4lqjmzTG— Leslie 🎻Twin A ♏️ (@Leslie 🎻Twin A ♏️)1541029713.0
But fans needn't have worried, Teigen can handle herself (and haters like @heidikoz1) just fine without an assist from anyone:
thank you, Heidi. in the future I will try harder to be the best cover model. if you could please send me specific… https://t.co/On6im96RyO— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1540928995.0
Twitter users were thrilled with her response:
@heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen Chrissy can't hear you right now, she's busy being better than you in every way...👏👏 https://t.co/KRUA0HNStm— Mizz Bee (@Mizz Bee)1540931462.0
@chrissyteigen How to come for @chrissyteigen: Step 1: Don’t.— meep🏳️🌈 (@meep🏳️🌈)1540929281.0
@ellengau @chrissyteigen You get what ya give on twitter hon https://t.co/cpePM00f12— Molly (@Molly)1540935621.0
But apparently, Heidi then posted a Photoshopped pic of herself on Teigen's cover as her own new profile shot—and fans were NOT into it:
@aasteppin @jannarden @heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen You really wanna drag @chrissyteigen with this cover photo? Brave f… https://t.co/3BxxWLukwr— spacekaseCLT (@spacekaseCLT)1541021105.0
@heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen Can you change your profile picture Heidi? If you’re gonna do Twitter- can you make it wo… https://t.co/IxCMDSEG4C— jann arden (@jann arden)1540931860.0
@jannarden @heidikoz1 @chrissyteigen 😂😂😂😂😂 oh Heidi you asked for it girl....— Clean'n Sober (@Clean'n Sober)1540955242.0
And while some people on Twitter got just as nasty as @heidikoz1, most kept their comments focused on kindness and not hate.
In the end, it may do everyone some good to remember this:
@chrissyteigen @heidikoz1 https://t.co/dkws9p4SFJ— athena w. (@athena w.)1540929230.0
H/T: Twitter, Indy100