The “Cravings” author was called out earlier this year for tweeting horrendous things at Courtney. For example, she tweeted, “I can’t wait for you to die,” among many other mean-spirited things.
The backlash got so bad that Chrissy decided to take time away from social media and even threw herself into the “Cancel Club.”
She’s since apologized for her past actions saying, “I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior.”
Chrissy stopped by the “TODAY” show and spoke with Hoda Kotb. Without wasting any time, Hoda got into the nitty-gritty of her cyberbullying and subsequent cancelation.
It had a profound effect on Chrissy and who she is as a person today.
“Did you ever get to the bottom of like, ‘why did I do that stuff?’” the “Today” co-anchor asked.
Chrissy replied, “Having this period of time and time to digest it all, and to look back and to realize that honestly there’s so much time to grow and to learn and to become more empathetic… I look at my kids and look at what I want their values to be and how I want them to treat people.”
When Chrissy saw that she wasn’t reflecting those values herself, that’s when she knew change had to happen.
Before getting canceled and called out for her ill behavior, Chrissy admitted that she would just throw things out onto the internet and didn’t realize people would actually read it.
She never thought about the impact her words would have or the person ‘on the other side’ of her tweets.
The “Lip Sync Battle” co-host revealed that she did first ask for permission to contact anyone she had wronged and was able to reach out to them to have open conversations.
“Truly it made me a stronger person, a better person,” Chrissy admitted of being canceled. “I realized that I became… that’s when I went sober, I went clean, I’m actually 100 days sober today.”
In addition to her cancelation, Chrissy also lost a baby boy, Jack.
She dedicated her new cookbook to him.
“I threw myself into the cookbook instead of processing it, so yeah it took a lot of therapy. I needed to be clear, that’s why, honestly, going sober was so important. I needed to be clear headed, I needed to be able to understand what I was taking in in therapy and really absorb it instead of just hiding behind alcohol,” Chrissy explained.