Chrissy Teigen, who is very vocal on Twitter, has gone silent. The former model and wife of John Legend, has turned her Twitter account to private amid a feud with New York Times food columnist Alison Roman.
“I really hate what this drama has caused this week,” Chrisy Tweeted before turning private, according to US. “Calling my kids Petri dish babies or making up flight manifests with my name on them to ‘Epstein island’, to justify someone else’s disdain with me seems gross to me so I’m gonna take a little break.”
The backlash came for both Teigen and Roman after an interview Roman gave to The New Consumer came to light.
“What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me,” she told the publication. “She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it’s just, like, people running a content farm for her. That horrifies me and it’s not something that I ever want to do. I don’t aspire to that.”
Chrissy, who published the cookbook Cravings and has her own food website, responded after seeing the interview and it hit her harder than anyone would have expected.
“This is a huge bummer and hit me hard,” she wrote, according to Us. “I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I don’t think I’ve ever been so bummed out by the words of a fellow food-lover. I just had no idea I was perceived that way, by her especially.”
She went on, “There are many days I cry very hard because cravings, the site, is our baby we love to pump content onto. we do this work ourselves, and there is NO monetary gain yet. it is just work work work and the reward is you liking it. so to be called a sellout….hooooo it hurts,” she continued on Friday. “This ‘farm’ you think of doesn’t exist. I am the farm. I am the cows the horses the pigs. anyhow. now that that’s out there, I guess we should probably unfollow each other @alisoneroman.”
Following Chrissy’s reaction, Alison took to Twitter to clarify her statement.
“I want to clarify, I am not coming for anyone who’s successful, especially not women,” she wrote. “I was trying to clarify that my business model does not include a product line, which work very well for some, but I don’t see working for me.”
She then turned her attention directly to Chrissy, offering an apology.
“Hi @chrissyteigen! I sent an email but also wanted to say here that I’m genuinely sorry I caused you pain with what I said,” she wrote. “I shouldn’t have used you /your business (or Marie’s!) as an example to show what I wanted for my own career- it was flippant, careless and I’m so sorry.”
She went onto Tweet, “Being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not my thing and don’t think it’s yours, either (I obviously failed to effectively communicate that). I hope we can meet one day, I think we’d probably get along.”
No word from Chrissy regarding the apology.
Hi @chrissyteigen! I sent an email but also wanted to say here that I’m genuinely sorry I caused you pain with what I said. I shouldn’t have used you /your business (or Marie’s!) as an example to show what I wanted for my own career- it was flippant, careless and I’m so sorry
— alison roman (@alisoneroman) May 9, 2020