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Joe Biden unfollows Chrissy Teigen on Twitter after she said: ‘It’s not you, it’s me’

Oliver O'Connell and Rachel Brodsky
·3-min read

Watch: Chrissy Teigen granted 'unfollow' request by President Biden

President Joe Biden’s @POTUS Twitter account unfollowed Chrissy Teigen after she made a tongue-in-cheek 

request that he do so.

An online relationship that began with a simple: “hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz”, has come to a close, and Teigen is no longer listed alongside the official accounts of Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, or Doug Emhoff, or press secretary Jen Psaki, as those that appear in POTUS’ feed.

On Tuesday (23 February), Teigen tweeted: “I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It’s not you, it’s me!!!!”

— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 23, 2021I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It’s not you it’s me!!!!

Once her request had been fulfilled (Biden now only follows 12 people), Teigen wrote, “b***h f**k s**t suck the d I am FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!”

— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 23, 2021bitch fuck shit suck the d I am FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Though the lifestyle guru and former model didn't specify why exactly she'd wanted an unfollow from @POTUS, some guessed that perhaps her request had to do with not wanting to clog Biden's feed.

<p>Chrissy Teigen asks Joe Biden to unfollow her on Twitter: ‘It’s not you, it’s me’</p> (Getty Images)

Chrissy Teigen asks Joe Biden to unfollow her on Twitter: ‘It’s not you, it’s me’

(Getty Images)

“Same when Jenna Marbles followed me. I would tweet every stupid idiot thought I had and then be like 'oh god, I'm so sorry for clogging your timeline with my stupidity,” one person responded.

— tiffanysonterre (@TiffanySonterre) February 23, 2021Same when Jenna Marbles followed me. I would tweet every stupid idiot thought I had and then be like "oh god, I'm so sorry for clogging your timeline with my stupidity"

Others countered that Biden wouldn't judge the star for her tweets. “Chrissy, if he followed you, he apparently appreciates your kind of Twitter. You do you, boo, and appreciate that you might be giving him some entertainment :),” another fan wrote.

— QVickiB (@QVickiB) February 23, 2021Chrissy, if he followed you, he apparently appreciates your kind of Twitter. You do you, boo, and appreciate that you might be giving him some entertainment :)

“Umm nah! I think he needs to keep following you. I think he will understand lol. Carry on!,” wrote another fan.

— Dr. DaVonne (DAY-von) Darby (@daylana) February 23, 2021Umm nah! I think he needs to keep following you. I think he will understand lol. Carry on!

Teigen, who often tweets her political views on the platform, was famously blocked by the @POTUS account when former President Donald Trump was in office.

“After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw,” she wrote at the time, acknowledging the block.

The Independent has reached out to the White House for comment and looks forward to more tweets from Ms Teigen’s newfound freedom.

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