As her 9.6 million Twitter followers already know, when Chrissy Teigen has something to say, she says it. (For better or for worse, as history has proven.) So, when John Legend advised her to refrain from slamming Tuesday's rollout of Oscar nominees, Teigen only sort of took the suggestion. Per a now-viral tweet, she made her feelings patently clear: Teigen thinks one Oscar-nominated film really sucks.
The catch? In a half-way attempt to heed her husband's advice, Teigen didn't specify exactly which "highly-nominated" Academy Award contender she was referring to. So, naturally, Twitter has erupted with frantic inquiries from Teigen's followers, who've now spent the better part of their respective Tuesday afternoons scrambling to guess which Oscar nominee she might be talking about.
In the aftermath of the highly anticipated lineup of 2018 Oscar nominees, which dropped early Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, Teigen took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the titles she's rooting for, as well as one whose acclaim she just can't seem to get behind. "John said I can't talk sh*t about any nominated movies so I will simply say Get Out and I, Tonya should win everything," Teigen tweeted later Tuesday afternoon.
But, of course, in classic Teigen fashion, the model still managed to say her piece — albeit, perhaps a bit less frankly than she ordinarily might. At the tail end of her punctuation-less tweet (almost like an afterthought, as if she expected fans to let that one go), Teigen added, "also one of the highly nominated movies sucks." (On Twitter, Teigen is known for routinely doling out one-liners in the form of hilariously dry run-on sentences, which mostly serve to bolster the whole "wry humor" thing she's got going on.)
But, as Teigen's diehard Twitter followers have proven, time and time again: Nothing gets past them. So, naturally, as soon as the internet caught wind of the 32-year-old model's (who doubles as something of a self-made social media mogul) potentially underhanded shade-throwing venture, they wanted answers. Many of them even took their frenzied inquiries to Teigen herself, pleading with Twitter's so-called "clapback queen" to please fill them in. In a seemingly failed series of attempts (so far, at least) to glean some additional information, several eager inquirers took the straightforward route: a hearty dose of begging.
Another Twitter user took it one step further, employing the majesty of a reliably to-the-point Leslie Knope GIF as a means to supplement her probing.
Teigen, apparently, was unmoved. So, in a slightly re-jiggered attempt to piece together this rapidly burgeoning mystery, another Twitter user took a different approach: good old-fashioned guesswork. "Blink twice if it's Ladybird," the user cracked, referencing debut director Greta Gerwig's indie drama, which snagged five Oscar nominations (for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress).
Needless to say, Teigen didn't blink. (Or, at least no indication that she might have indeed "blinked twice" have materialized on her Twitter account.) But another Twitter user did take the opportunity to chime in, offering their two cents on Ladybird and suggesting instead that Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water (which also swept in the lineup of nominees) was less deserving of a nomination.
If her mostly silenced response to fans' comments is any indication, it seems Teigen is going to let her fans continue biting their nails on this. With that being said, she did make one exception for a Twitter user who, contrary to Teigen's tweet, argued that Get Out was "terrible."
Teigen shut that one down real fast. She responded to the user's tweet almost immediately, saying "There is literally nothing predictable about Get Out."
In lieu of any leads as to the object of Teigen's distaste, it looks like her Twitter followers are kind of just grasping at straws.
(That guess above is, conceivably, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.)
So, in conclusion, Teigen is still set on keeping quiet about the Oscar-nominated title to which her tweet refers. But, judging by her track record of incredible candidness on social media, she probably won't stay silent for too long.