Chrissy Teigen has a received a torrent of death threats from fans of Chris Brown, who became incensed over a comment the model made about their favorite R&B singer. Brown had been slammed by numerous celebrities for miming on-stage this past weekend, and Teigen joked, "Why sing when you can dance?".

The slight jab sent Brown fans into a frenzy, and Teigen started receiving hundreds of abusive messages, with one particular tweet calling for the model to be "raped and murdered", reports the Chrissy tweeted her dismay after receiving the angry onslaught, saying, "Reallllly makes me sad that 99 per cent of the most disturbing comments come from young girls. I'll end it there but it make (sic) me sad". To Chris Brown's credit, he attempted to get his followers to back off the model, saying, "Team Breezy! Lets stop sending death threats! I know y'all bout that life but it's the wrong message! Ur turning haters into victims!"

Tiegen - who made her debut in Sports Illustrated in the 2010 swimsuit edition - is engaged to the singer-songwriter John Legend. She was born in Utah, though is of Thai-Norwegian ancestry.