chrissyteigen / Instagram 1 / 11
chrissyteigen / Instagram 1 / 11

By Wonderwall editors

Model Chrissy Teigen posted a bizarre video on Christmas Day 2013 of new husband John Legend grabbing her by the throat -- then deleted the clip.

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In the brief Instagram video, Chrissy started to say "Merry Christmas" before her husband choked her, reports the Daily Mail.

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She and Legend, who wed in Italy in September, also pretended to fight in the clip, in which Teigen pretended to cry and asked for help.

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Many online commenters found the video to be disturbing in the way it seemingly mocked domestic violence. "What an ignorant thing to 'joke' about," wrote one commenter on the Daily Mail's site.