Trolls who spend their days trolling Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram may need to find another useless hobby to pass the time. The social media personality just revealed that Instagram has gifted her with the same software Taylor Swift uses to block out hateful comments after she was exposed for being a liar.
“Trump, slut, whore, c*nt” are now banned words not allowed in Teigen’s Instagram. The 30-year-old outspoken model shared the webpage’s screenshot on her Twitter, thanking Instagram for the new peace of mind. Even spammers using Teigen’s IG for free promo aren’t being spared because “colon” and “cleanse” have also been added to her filtered list.
Chrissy said it was difficult finding words to add to the list but found the process therapeutic. “I’m actually having a hard time filling this filter thing out,” the new mom tweeted. “It’s like a therapy exercise, typing everything u have ever been called lol.”
But it looks like Chrissy may have just turned off comments completely. A quick visit to her profile revealed that: “chrissyteigen has turned off comments for this post.” That sounds like a much better idea than filtering words. Who doesn’t know at least 30 “slut” substitutions?
While the tool isn’t available for regular John and Jane Does, Instagram hopes to do a full roll out in the future. “Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression,” said Instagram’s head of public policy, Nicky Jackson Colaco, in a statement last week to The Washington Post. “We have slowly begun to offer accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience. As we learn, we look forward to improving the comment experience for our broader community.”