Chrissy Teigen Taking A Break From Social Media After Drama With Alison Roman
Chrissy Teigen tweeted on Tuesday that she is going to be taking a “little break” from social media after drama with best–selling cookbook author, Alison Roman.
On Friday, Roman told New Consumer in an interview about where she sees her business going, “Like, what Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me. 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,” she said. “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–ing money.”
Teigen has recently made her Twitter account private and tweeted, “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.” She later added, “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.”
At first, many on Twitter uses rushed to Teigen’s defense, but soon things took a turn when more and more people started to side with Roman.
After Roman’s interview with New Consumer, Teigen addressed the issue by tweeting, “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.”
Roman then apologized by tweeting, “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.”
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