Chrissy Teigen Receives Death Threats Over Tweets, Fights Back Against Cyberbullies Lauren TuckAssistant EditorOctober 23, 2014 On Wednesday, a Canadian opened fire near the Parliament building in Ottawa. Multiple victims sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries, and a soldier was shot and killed. After hearing the tragic news, Teigen tweeted, “Active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in America, Wednesday.” But what was intended as a witty political comment on gun control in the United States —more than 20 have occurred in 2014 alone — was interpreted as insensitive by many of her followers. Following thousands of tweets that called the 28-year-old "insensitive," "ignorant," and "dumb," she further explained herself rather than kowtowing to the harassment and deleting her musings. "That's not a joke. It is a fact," she said. "Sorry you don't understand that is a knock at America and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting. ... I'm not apologizing. If you take it wrong, that is your fault." The abuse escalated quickly, and the Sports Illustrated model even received death threats. "Sorry Canada. Our Hollywood elites and its dumb models are idiots. Wish ISIS would give Chrissy a haircut," J.V President wrote. In response, Teigen called on the social network to "step their game up" to prevent cybercruelty. She continued: "My timeline is a nice mix of toast talk and death threats."