Conspiracy theories and celebrity clapbacks ran rampant in 2017, so perhaps it’s fitting that the calendar year is ending with the queen of such responses taking aim at a member of the tin-foil hats. Saturday found noted Trump puppet Liz Crokin, tweeting the kinds of unfounded conspiracy theories she was known for during her run at the National Enquirer. Crokin dropped some nonsensical tweets about Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and the couple’s daughter Luna, and it got decidedly spicy.
Things actually started back on December 27, when Crokin tweeted, “Chrissy Teigen’s daughter dressed as a hot dog, Alice in Wonderland & a pineapple but note [pizza] emoji #followthewhiterabbit #Quanon #TheStorm.”
That tweet has since been deleted, but Teigen posted a screen capture of it while responding Saturday.
Alright. I debated saying something about this but I’m pretty disturbed over here. The fact that there are people with these...thoughts...is really scary. pic.twitter.com/9OtWKHxUgR
“Alright. I debated saying something about this but I’m pretty disturbed over here,” Teigen wrote. “The fact that there are people with these...thoughts...is really scary.”
Buried within Crokin’s hashtags and random food references were the type of conspiracy theories one usually finds Homeland character Carrie Mathison mulling over at the corkboard when the merlot kicks in.
In short, Crokin’s initial tweet is linking Legend and Teigen to a child trafficking ring by referencing “Pizzagate.” That would be the non-scandal created from a Reddit thread insinuating that Hillary Clinton and members of the DNC were involved in child trafficking because some of their emails contained references to children, pizza and hot dogs. If you dare venture down the rabbit hole, Crokin and her MAGA cronies also make references to a CIA-sanctioned mind control program that predates Teigen.
But if I dressed Luna up as Alice, wouldn’t I be on their side and “following the white rabbit”?? Why would I post it? What does a hot dog symbolize? Why would I willingly choose a pizza if I were in a secret pizza cult? Why am I trying to even make sense of this still please hel
You need to apologize to me. Now. https://t.co/aH2urGzXcO
Anyone know any good lawyers? https://t.co/220haIinni
You need to take my family’s name out of your mouth before you get sued. https://t.co/bPTwiBAs97
Clearly frustrated, Teigen and Legend mentioned taking Crokin to court. That’s when the thread shifted in tone and Crokin slandered Teigen and Legend for allegedly having ties to The Weinstein Company and the Clinton Family. Crokin failed to mention the President she supports is facing similar allegations and proudly backed an Alabama Senate candidate accused of pedophilia.
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend are threatening to sue me for pointing out their pals are rapists, pedos & sex traffickers. Too bad it's true. pic.twitter.com/qvMHNxRLNI
Twitter just unverified my account thanks to @chrissyteigen
That's OK cuz I care more about saving kids than I do about a blue checkmark!
Crokin claims Twitter unverified her during the tweetstorm, and things got so wild Chelsea Clinton weighed in.
Chrissy, sending you & beautiful Luna a huge hug. It is awful & never ok when people threaten or demean any child. I’ve lost count of the Twitter accounts who’ve threatened Charlotte with #FGM. While I never bother to report threats against me, I now report every one against her.
Somehow, despite having ties to a nationally published tabloid, Crokin seemed to get caught playing fast and loose with libel laws. It remains to be seen if Teigen and Legend will follow through and turn Crokin’s reckless tweeting into a 2018 court date.