Chrissy Teigen has spoken out in defense of Alison Roman for the second time, after the food writer was suspended by the New York Times after a bitter feud caused by comments she made about the model’s success.
Mother of two Teigen, 34, declined the New York Times’ decision to pull Roman’s column, insisting she ‘disagreed’ with the move – and doesn’t think anyone should be ‘canceled’ “because they have an honest opinion.”
“I publicly forgave Alison and that was real,” the Sports Illustrated model wrote in a tweet.
Knockback: Chrissy Teigen has criticized the New York Times’ decision to suspend food writer Alison Roman after she smashed the model’s success in the food industry
Hiatus: Roman, 34, was suspended earlier this week after referring to Teigen’s food empire as ‘a content farm’ in a controversial interview
Speaking up: Teigen, 34, went back on suggestions that she had something to do with Roman’s suspension, insisting she ‘would like her back’
“When I said I don’t believe it would be canceled for your honest opinion, it was very real. I don’t agree with what the NYT has done, it’s not me. ‘
Teigen insisted that she was not part of 34-year-old Roman’s suspension and would like to see her again.
“I didn’t call them, I didn’t write, and I would especially like to have her back,” she concluded.
The tweet marks the second time the author of the recipe book defended Roman in the wake of her suspension, with Teigen previously saying she is “ not happy about the NYT’s leave. ”
“I hope we can laugh about it someday,” she tweeted in response to a fan asking if her beef with Roman was over.
“But I’m not happy with the NYT’s leave, so she sure can’t laugh about it. It just sucks in every way. ‘
Roman’s suspension was first made public on Tuesday, when a New York Times spokesperson told it Daily beast that the author’s fortnightly recipe section had been suspended and that she had “temporary leave”.
The decision came after Roman Teigen and cleanup expert Marie Kondo criticized in an interview with the New York Consumer, which readers say were rude and racist at best.
Opinion: This is the second time Teigen has defended Roman, with the model revealing in a previous tweet that she is ‘not happy with the NYT’s leave’
No more details: it is unclear whether Roman’s column will permanently disappear from the Times or come back when the drama is gone
Roman was suspended almost two weeks after the publication of her interview, in which she described Teigen’s ascent to the top of the food empire as ‘crazy’.
“She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page with more than a million followers where it’s like people running a content farm for her, ”Roman said.
“That scares me and it’s not something I ever want to do. I don’t strive for that. ‘
Roman also criticized Kondo for saying she was ‘sold out immediately’ by selling things online.
Unsurprisingly, the reaction against Roman was quick, with social media users beating the writer, especially after Chrissy admitted to expressing her disappointment.
Roman eventually apologized, but the Times has apparently decided that further action was needed, and decided to suspend her and her column in a move that sparked furious social media debate.
Like Teigen, many Roman fans rushed to her defense, accusing the Times of overreacting – although some critics confirmed it was the right move.
This has left a bad taste for some who have followed the drama, including writer Natalie Shure.
Hi there! Teigen is not alone in speaking out in defense of Roman; her fans also rushed to argue over the suspension of the Times
“Honestly, Alison Roman faces professional retribution for s *** talking multi-millionaire celebrities is a labor issue, and other NYT writers should condemn it,” Shure tweeted.
To repeat, what she said was undeniably worthless, and the backlash she received was justified! but being canned – especially after an apology Teigen seemed to have accepted – was too strict and sets a disturbing precedent. ‘
Writer Luke O’Neil agreed and tweeted, “I don’t care what the details of this might be, she’s worthless, but a newspaper pulling a column for someone here doing something to one of the most famous people in the world land is fu *** d up. ‘
“I love it when the female employee who published a public apology and took full responsibility for her deafness is put on leave in an interview, while the male columnists are able to publish their bullshit in the newspaper and not endure repercussions,” another fan said.
Alison Roman even apologized immediately afterward. Seriously, Cancel Culture is sociopathic. The internet masses on Twitter are simply the worst, ‘said another, while another called the Times’ decision insane.
But just like many Twitter users said the Times made the right decision, disagreeing with the assumption that Roman was fired for simply being *** talking stars.
Should every woman of color come back AGAIN and explain again that Alison Roman’s Columbus kitchen column gets a hit because she went after two colored women and then acted like the victim, as is often the script when white women attack WoC? TV writer Liz Hsiao Lan Alper agreed.
“Alison Roman has often been criticized for the RENAME OF ETHNIC COURS cute names like ‘THE STEW’, which refuses to recognize the cultures she ‘adapts’ the dishes in favor of creative credit,” she continued.
Downside: But others say the problem with Roman didn’t criticize a celebrity but chose two colored women – and they’ve also pointed out issues with her column
“This problem popped up AGAIN after she was (rightly) criticized for shooting two colored women for doing business. THE SAME WAY SHE DOES BUSINESS whether GOOP does business or another prominent white chef does business. ”
Another person wrote: ‘It’s more that her s *** talk opened a door for women of color to express concerns about colonial overtones in her work that has always existed but was previously unheard of for its popularity and strength from the NYT brand, though. ‘
“She went after women of color, not ‘multi-millionaire celebrities,’ said Alisha Grauso. “It was gross that she went after successful women at all, whoever they were. She said something stupid and small about the producer of HER OWN SHOW and now she pays the price. There is nothing to condemn. ‘
After Roman’s initial comments were published, Teigen immediately expressed concern about Roman’s comments in a series of tweets.
‘I bought [Roman’s] cookbooks, supported her socially and praised her in interviews. I even signed up for the executive production of the show that she’s talking about in this article, ”she said.
“I really liked everything about Alison. Was jealous she got a book of food on the cover instead of a face !! I made countless NYT recipes that she created and posted along the way, ”she continued.
“I have not ‘sold out’ by making my dreams come true. To have a cookware line, to be part of that process, start finishing, to see something go from sketch to my hands, I like that. ‘
Chrissy explained that “see [her cookbooks] is used by people all over the world [her] so happy.’
Sad: After Roman’s initial comments, Teigen took to Twitter to express his disappointment
Speak her truth: the criticism may have been ‘hit [her] difficult, “but Teigen persisted, explaining that she” began to crave because [she] wanted something for it [herself]’
She admitted that while it was “worthless to deal with all day”, “she couldn’t say anything” in response to Roman’s assumptions.
“I know the tears I put in my job, and it’s really hard to see someone trying to completely negate it. Someone I really liked, ‘Teigen complained.
“I cry really hard because Cravings, the site, is our baby that we like to pump content on. we do this work ourselves and there is NO monetary gain yet. it’s just work work work and the reward is that you like it. so to be called a sale …. hooooo it hurts!
“This” farm “you are thinking of does not exist. I am the farm. I am the cows, the horses, the pigs. ‘
Two hours later, Roman apologized publicly.
“I sent an email, but I also wanted to say here that I am truly sorry that I hurt you for what I said,” she began.
“I shouldn’t have used you / your company (or Marie’s!) As an example to show what I wanted for my own career – it was lighthearted, carefree and I’m so sorry.”
In an indirect tweet, the columnist of the Bon Appetit magazine emphasized that ‘being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not [her] thing.’
“And don’t think it’s yours either (I clearly haven’t communicated that effectively). I hope we can meet someday, I think we can probably get along, ”she concluded.
Apologies: Two hours later, Roman apologized to Chrissy on Twitter
Clarification: She said she was trying to clarify that [her] business model does not contain a product line ‘
Done: Teigen took a break from Twitter, saying that while she had a lot of support, cruel commentators also made terrible comments, like calling her kids ‘Petri dish babies’
As the internet continued to discuss the drama, it all became too much for Teigen.
“I really hate what caused this drama this week. My kids call petri dishes babies or make up flight manifestos with my name on them to ‘Epstein Island’, to justify someone else’s disdain with me seems gross, so I’m taking a short break, ‘she wrote.
“This is what always happens. The first day, a lot of support, then the next, 1 million reasons why you deserved this. It never fails. ‘
She has secured her account so that only existing followers can see her tweets and future followers need to be approved by her.
Roman then offered an even longer apology.
“I thought a lot about my interview this weekend and the things I said,” the 34-year-old wrote. “I know this is a long comment (brevity has never been my forte). I appreciate you taking the time to read. ‘
In the extended note, Roman said, “I must apologize to Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo” for “using their names with contempt to try to distinguish myself, which I have absolutely no excuse for.”
The culinary author called her words “stupid, carefree and insensitive” and admitted that she needs to change her personal behavior in the future.
Reflective: Roman later apologized longer, calling her words “stupid, carefree and insensitive” and admitted she had to change her personal behavior
Response: Teigen graciously accepted the apology and explained that she actually didn’t expect it and was simply ‘stabbed’ at thinking such things
Props: She also praised Kondo for keeping the mess back and forth
Mom: Kondo was silent about the whole thing, possibly realizing that her two cents wouldn’t bring joy
“I need to learn and respect the difference between being unfiltered and being unskilled and lighthearted,” said Roman. “The burden is not on them (or anyone else) to teach me, and I am very sorry that my knowledge was at the expense of Chrissy and Marie.”
She said her comments were “rooted in mine [her] uncertainty ‘with a hint of jealousy, to boot.
“My inability to value my own success without comparing myself and taking others down – in this case two talented women – is something I recognize that I’m absolutely struggling with … I don’t want to be that kind of person,” she said.
She said she was ignorant of exhibiting “white privilege,” selecting “two Asian women,” adding that “being blind to racial insensitivity is a discriminating luxury.”
“I know our culture often goes after women, especially women of color, and I’m ashamed to have contributed.”
Teigen thanked Roman for the apology and said she thinks she is “incredibly talented” and respects her credentials in the culinary world.
“The comments stung, but they also went on strike because they came from you!” Teigen wrote. “It wasn’t my usual news break from a random person who hates everything about me!”