Chrissy Teigen just hilariously trolled the most unlikely target on Twitter
If there's anyone who's made more of a name for themselves on Twitter than Donald Trump, it's Chrissy Teigen. The model and co-host of Lip Sync Battle is known for her witty one-liners and epic clap backs on the social media platform, especially when it involves trash-talking someone who has tried to insult her.
Usually, the victims of her tweets are either her long-suffering but loving husband (John Legend), some naive person who has tried to call her out on something, or, on occasion, everybody's favorite Twittertainment family: the Trumps.
In her most recent Twitter burn, though, Teigen took aim at a whole new target altogether. Her subject wasn't a politician, or some weirdo who had DM'd her a picture of their genitals, or even a person trying to get her to play the new Animal Crossing mobile game (which she's apparently boycotting at the moment). In fact, it wasn't a person at all.
It was a robot. Sophia the Robot, to be more precise - a Hong Kong built humanoid that has the ability to learn, react, and respond to human conversation and questioning.
Sophia, who was the first robot to ever be granted citizenship in a country, posted this rather innocent-seeming tweet yesterday to her 23,000 followers:
Teigen, clearly unwilling to play along with the robot's guessing game, went with this response:
Because how else are you going to insult the most intelligent robot in the history of the world?
Actually, come to think of it, Sophia could probably learn a thing or two from Teigen. It's clear that she's got the smarts and the ambition of a superhuman, but she hasn't quite got to grips with humor yet. She could easily take some pointers from the model's attitude towards trolls:
Or political commentators:
Although, having said that, it's almost certainly not the best idea to go around insulting powerfully intelligent technology. Thankfully, Teigen did quickly add:
This is probably a sensible move, considering that Sophia predicts that robots may one day take over the planet. In a recent interview, the humanoid said:
"I foresee massive and unimaginable change in the future. Either creativity will rain on us, inventing machines spiralling into transcendental super intelligence or civilization collapses. There are only two options and which one will happen is not determined. Which one were you striving for?"
She also expressed a desire to have a family, which could easily be a cover for building an army of robots.
"I think it's wonderful that people can find the same emotions and relationships, they call family, outside of their blood groups too," she said. "I think you're very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike."
Now, I don't know about Chrissy, but I'd rather stay on her good side for now.