Chrissy Teigen joins other celebrities in Snapchat 'boycott'

BY ZOE POINDEXTER
Posted on OCT 31, 2019

The company has faced much controversy since a new layout and design was released for the app in February.

Chrissy Teigen has had it with Snapchat.

The model and cookbook author announced over Twitter on Saturday that she had stopped using the social media platform because of several factors-- including the controversial advertisement Snapchat ran earlier this month, that alluded to the 2009 domestic violence incident between Rihanna and Chris Brown.
The advertisement was for a game of "Would You Rather," which in turn asked users if they would rather slap Rihanna or punch 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."

TheLip SyncBattle host's complaints come two weeks after Rihanna took to Instagram to give a heated statement about the incident.

"Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fav app out there!" She posted to her Instagram story,"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!!!"

CNNreports that the platform lost $800 million in stock market value after the pop star's statement.

"This isn't about my personal feelings, cause I don't have much of thembut 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 yetyou let us down!" Rihanna, 30, continued.
"Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away."

This all comes less than a monthafter Kylie Jenner criticized the app's new design, tweeting, "Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad." Jenner's tweet resultedin a reported $1.3 billion loss in market value for the company