Model, TV personality, husband of John Legend and one of the most famous celebrities on Earth, Chrissy Teigen, locked her Twitter account over the weekend after realizing that she may not be as beloved as she may have previously believed.
99% of Twitter is toxic bullshit but shout out to whoever photoshopped her name into Jeffrey Epstein’s black book. If I know Twitter like I think I know Twitter, it was probably horribly edited to clearly look like a joke and Chrissy freaked out. You have to respect this level of comedy.
Her account is now private. Just her and her tiny group of 12 million followers locked away together.
The reason why people are coming after Chrissy Teigen is simple: she’s an asshole.
New York Times food critic, Alison Roman, had a recent interview that should have been completely ignored because I won’t even pretend to know who this woman is but what’s interesting is that she had some word for Teigen.
Here is what Alison said in her interview:
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. 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 fucking money.
Nothing Alison Roman said was untrue yet Chrissy Teigen responded with a dumb Twitter rant crying about how hard she works and blah blah. I’d copy and paste the tweets but, ya know, her account is private.
I will never forget Chrissy’s tweet about her mom throwing away airpods all the time. Airpods cost $200 and Teigen was like ‘hahah it’s so funny that my family is so rich that we treat luxuries like cheap disposables, isn’t that so hilarious?!’
And now someone she is a fan of in the food and cooking space has come out and said that she doesn’t want to have the type of success that Chrissy has because it isn’t real and Chrissy is pretending to be the victim of some harsh criticism.
Celebrity and influencer marketing is a shortcut that removes quality of a product and actual hard work from the equation and just places a product into a celebrities feed with millions of eyes on it. I have no idea if Chrissy Teigen is good at cooking or if her cookbook has good recipes or if her website has good content. It doesn’t matter. Her name is on it so it’ll generate a shitload of revenue as long as her name remains relevant.
Alison Roman pointing that out isn’t some harsh out of pocket criticism. It’s quite literally a retelling of real-life events that occurred.
Now, Alison would go on in that interview to also shit on Marie Kondo for no reason which is a bit much. You cannot be a white cooking lady for the New York Times and choose to exclusively criticize the brown lady and the Asian lady. Read the room. You’re acting like a reaaaal Karen right now.
Need to make it quite clear I am not on Alison’s side.
But I hate that Chrissy ran on Twitter to cry and turn her massive audience against a woman who basically just said “I don’t want to be as rich and famous as you” and then locked her account when people called her out for being an entitled weirdo and for being the rich wife from Parasite.
Whatever we will do without pictures of Chrissy Teigen’s strange looking offspring or Tweets about how incorrigible John Legend is behaving or complaints about her diet?? Twitter will be a dead zone until she returns.