Tinx Got Canceled Over Resurfaced Social Media Posts That Were Pretty Cringey

"About 10 years ago, I sent some truly nasty, mean, horrible tweets," Tinx wrote. "I called people that I had never met fat, pathetic, and ugly."


May 10 2024, Published 10:57 a.m. ET

While becoming a famous influencer can have its upsides, there are also plenty of perils to regularly posting your opinions on the internet. If you get famous enough, someone will invariably bring up the worst opinions you ever posted, or the most controversial things you ever said, and hold them over your head.

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That's exactly what happened to TikTok influencer Tinx back in 2022 when some of her old tweets resurfaced. Tinx, who was born Christina Najjar, came under pretty heavy fire for those tweets at the time. Here's what we know about why she was canceled, a whether she has been able to recover her reputation.

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Why did Tinx get canceled?

Tinx was canceled primarily over resurfaced tweets in which she said pretty hostile things about a variety of celebrities. She called out Kim Kardashian and Tori Spelling, in particular, saying that they were "ugly" and "fat." She was also accused of sharing some pretty controversial political posts in those days. Tinx immediately had to do some damage control and apologize for the comments.

In a post on Instagram at the time, Tinx tried to own up to her past posts.

"About 10 years ago, I sent some truly nasty, mean, horrible tweets," she wrote. "I called people that I had never met fat, pathetic, and ugly. I even called Kim Kardashian fat, which is ironic considering she is my number one idol and person I look up to. When I read the tweets back, I am ashamed and embarrassed. They are mean spirited, and I am not mean-spirited — but I used to be."

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Tinx then explained exactly why she had written the tweets.

"Let me tell you about the girl who wrote those tweets," she said. "I was 21, and deeply, deeply insecure. I hated myself and had a bad relationship with my body. I was also extremely lost. I've told you guys about that before. About being so lost and wanting to find a passion and find my voice."

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"So, I tried on many hats, one of which was [a] mean tweeter to get a laugh," she continued. "And it's not funny at all. Only insecure people punch down. And only deeply insecure people try to make others the butt of the joke. Being mean is not funny, it's just plain mean. Hurt people, hurt people and I know my words caused hurt."

Tinx concluded her post by writing that she was a "work in progress," and asking her followers to try to have some grace for her the same way she tries to for herself.

The post seems to have assuaged many, and Tinx still posts regularly online, but some people still bring up those old posts as a reminder of her past.

Of course, many people have done things they regret. The difference is that, when you do them on the internet, they live forever and people can dredge them up at anyone. That's why it can be so perilous to live your life online, even if it also comes with some benefits.

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