Chrissy Teigen is taking a break from social media after her recent rows with New York Times food writer Alison Roman and model Courtney Stodden.
The 34-year-old set her Twitter account to protected on Sunday after going on the defensive when Roman, 34, criticized her food projects and social media accounts as a ‘content farm’ in an interview with The New Consumer on Thursday. Stodden, 25, had recently accused Teigen of bullying her on social media when she was a teenager. Stodden opened up about the dispiriting experience on Twitter after trolls began harassing her following Roman’s comments.
Closing off her account, Chrissy said: ‘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.’
Teigen switched her account to protected so that only existing followers could see her tweets, and future followers would need to be approved by her. The model commented on how people online had begun attacking her following an initial wave of supportive posts. She wrote: ‘This is what always happens. The first day, a ton of support, then the next, one million reasons as to why you deserved this. It never fails.’
In Alison Roman‘s New York Consumer interview – which sparked the outrage – she described Teigen’s climb to the top of the food empire as something she found ‘crazy.’
She said: ‘She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like, boom, the 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.” After saying she had been a fan of Roman for years, Teigen described being ‘so bummed out’ by her words in a tweet thread, before eventually suggesting they unfollow each other.
Roman called Teigen’s success ‘crazy’, adding that it was not something she aspired toward The writer later tweeted an apology to Chrissy, in which she wrote: ‘l 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.’
She then added: ‘Being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not my thing and don’t think it’s yours, either. I hope we can meet one day. I think we’d probably get along.’ However, another Twitter user replied with extra details calling her sincerity into question. The tweet read: ‘Dude, you also mouthed “she’s so annoying” and elaborated on how much you don’t like her weeks ago on the Murmur broadcast. So weird that you’re acting like this was an isolated thing.’
The tweet caught Chrissy’s eye, prompting her to reply: ‘Good to know.’ Later, the fan clarified she wasn’t trying to drag Teigen into the fray again, writing: ‘I intentionally did not tag you in my reply to her because I didn’t want to add to your hurt and I’m really sorry if I did.’ Teigen simply replied: ‘It’s okay, girl. Don’t feel bad.’