Chrissy Teigen has become the latest person to post first, think later, after publishing a ‘bad taste’ video via her Instagram account – and then promptly deleting it.
The 28-year-old model, and wife of singer John Legend, posted a clip, in which her husband is seen grabbing her by the throat, on Christmas Day.
The uncomfortable festive message shows Teigen beginning to say, “Merry Christmas”, before John seizes her neck in a prank.
Teigen then acts distressed and cries out “Help!” while the pair enact a fight.
But the star thought better of her decision and deleted it shortly after without any explanation.
Teigen, who married the 34-year-old singer/songwriter in Italy earlier this year, is certainly no stranger to social media controversy. In 2012 she received a torrent of Twitter abuse after she criticised Chris Brown’s lip synced performance at the Billboard Music Awards.
Then in March, she tweeted a picture of herself getting a spray tan while completely naked.
More recently, Teigen shared a provocative Instagram video with her followers in October, during which she attempted to introduce the joke concept of the 'vagina raspberry'.
Featuring fellow model Brooklyn Decker, 26, the clip opens with the person behind the camera introducing the term, before an apparently tipsy Teigen is seen blowing a raspberry into her friend’s crotch. The video received over 2,000 likes from online fans.
The top 10 Twitter gaffes of 2013
The top 10 Twitter gaffes of 2013
1/10 In at number 10: After an interview with the MP Rachel Reeves, Newsnight producer Ian Katz thought she was ‘snoring boring’. Unfortunately, he published this opinion to the world on Twitter
2/10 David Cameron was embarrassed by revelations that his official Twitter account followed news from a high class escorts agency – he quickly stressed that he did not manage the list of accounts personally
3/10 The Tory MP Gavin Barwell objected to an internet advert to ‘date Arab girls’ that he thought was included in a Labour press release. It was actually popping up via Google based on his own ‘interests’
4/10 Burger King’s official Twitter account was hacked earlier this year, and a series of embarrassing posts followed (such as this one). The issue was not fixed for several hours
5/10 It emerged this year that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, followed the account of a 'library for hot sex books in the Persian language'
6/10 The designer Kenneth Cole, not a stranger to controversy, decided to cash in on the Syrian crisis by making a joke about getting troops into the country. He tweeted: “Boots on the ground' or not, let's not forget about sandals, pumps and loafers. #Footwear”
7/10 Cereal brand Kelloggs was forced to apologise this year after it seemed to want to turn a crisis of vulnerable children into an opportunity to increase its social media reach
8/10 Cricket Australia was accused of ‘casual racism’ after tweeting this photograph of four Sikh men dressed as Teletubbies with the message: “Will the real Monty Panesar please stand up?!”
9/10 The 9-year-old “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress Quvenzhané Wallis was universally adored at the Oscars at the start of this year – prompting the satirical news website The Onion to tweet that she was ‘kind of a c***’. It later apologised and promised to review its social media policy
10/10 The most shocking Twitter gaffe of the year was surely this series of tweets from the recipe and cooking advice website Epicurious. It tried to use the Boston Bombing as a marketing hook to get people to read about cranberry scones – and later apologised only for ‘seeming’ offensive.