Chrissy Teigen is arguably the queen of Twitter. With 12.7M followers and hilarious tweet after hilarious tweet, we never thought we’d see her opt out of the app and make her Twitter profile private.
However, she tweeted out Sunday night that she’d be taking a break from Twitter for a while due to some drama with New York Times food columnist Alison Roman, who discredited Chrissy’s best-selling Cravings cookbooks and bashed her in a recent interview.
In an interview with The New Consumer, Alison said that Chrissy’s success as a cookbook author “horrifies” her, saying, “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. But like, who’s laughing now? Because she’s making a ton of f*cking money,” Alison continued.
Once Page Six published the claims, Chrissy reacted in a tweet, writing, “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 even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article.”
“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,” Chrissy continued.
On Monday night, Alison posted an apology on Twitter to Chrissy, writing, “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 as an example to show what I wanted for my own career- it was flippant, careless and I’m so sorry.”
“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,” Alison continued.
Chrissy accepted Alison’s apology, writing back, “for the past few days, every time I saw a shallot I wanted to cry, but I do appreciate this and hopefully we can all be better and learn from the dumb sh*t we have all said and done.”
Chrissy has since put the drama behind her and set her Twitter profile back to public. She has resumed her regularly scheduled programming of food pics and kid pics!