This week seems to be an emotional roller coaster ride for Chrissy Teigen. First, a public feud with Alison Roman and then getting trolled by Twitterati. Therefore, the Cravings author has decided to take a Twitter break.
In an interview, Alison Roman majorly shaded Teigen and her career
In case you don’t know, Alison Roman is a columnist for the New York Times food section as well as a food writer for Bon Appetit. Not only that, but she has also written successful cookbooks like Nothing Fancy and Dining In. However, in a recent interview, she criticized Chrissy Teigen and made snarky remarks. In response to that, Chrissy Teigen expressed her disappointment and said:
“This is a huge bummer and hit me hard. I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social, and praised her in interviews. I genuinely loved everything about Alison. Was jealous she got to have a book with food on the cover instead of a face!! I’ve made countless NYT recipes she’s created, posting along the way. 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.”
Despite Roman publicly apologizing, Chrissy Teigen had decided to take a Twitter break.
After Chrissy Teigen’s response, Alison Roman took to Twitter to apologize.
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
However, Chrissy Teigen received major backlash on her response to Roman’s interview and decided to take a Twitter break. Although her Twitter account is now private, she did post a long tweet explaining the trolling she faced. She said:
“This is what always happens. The first day, a ton of support, then the next, 1 million reasons as to why you deserved this. It never fails. I really hate what this drama has caused this week. 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.”
This entire conflict is sad and upsetting. First, seeing a woman trying to bring down another is tragic and the trolling is just disgusting. Hopefully, Chrissy Teigen takes the rest she needs and comes back stronger.