Chrissy Teigen disagrees with cancel culture and ‘not happy’ NYT put Alison Roman's column on temporary leave
"I hope we can laugh about it one day but I'm not happy with the NYT leave so she def can't laugh about it yet. It just sucks in every way," Teigen said
Chrissy Teigen, it would appear, is above pettiness and the "cancel culture". New York Times columnist Alison Roman earlier this month made some remarks about the 34-year-old model and author, and Japanese organizing consultant, author, and TV show host Marie Kondo in a wide-ranging interview in the paper. There, she admonished Teigen and Kondo for capitalizing on fame by attempting to promote cooking content and products.
“She had a successful cookbook,” Roman said of Teigen. “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****** money.”
Following the outrage over these comments, Roman’s column has reportedly been put “on temporary leave,” though NYT did not elaborate on how long this leave would last and why it was put in place, to begin with.
Bari Weiss, another NYT columnist wrote on Twitter following the reveal, “You used to have to do something real to get canceled. Apparently now you just have to criticize a celebrity!”
Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said, “Even @chrissyteigen does not want this and @alisoneroman apologized but the woke gotta prove their wokeness by punishing the not-woke-enough. Sigh.”
Teigen may not have liked her comments, but she doesn’t seem to believe in holding grudges. On Wednesday, May 20, taking to Twitter, she wrote, “I very publicly forgave Alison and that was real. When I said I don't believe in being canceled for your honest opinion, that was very real. I don't agree with what the NYT has done, I am not them. I didn't call them, I didn't write, and most of all, I'd like her back.”
Responding to Twitter users, Teigen further said, “I don't like this one bit and I'm doing what I can (off Twitter) to make that known,” adding in another tweet, “I hope we can laugh about it one day but I'm not happy with the NYT leave so she def can't laugh about it yet. It just sucks in every way.”
Roman, of course, had already issued a formal apology a week ago, where she wrote, “I used their names (Teigen and Kondo’s) disparagingly to try and distinguish myself, which I absolutely do not have an excuse for… It was stupid, careless and insensitive. I need to learn, and respect, the difference between being unfiltered and honest vs. being uneducated and flippant.”
She further wrote in her statement, “The burden is not on them (or anyone else) to teach me, and I’m deeply sorry that my learning came at Chrissy and Marie’s expense. They’ve worked extremely hard to get to where they are and both deserve better than my tone-deaf remarks.”
Even then, Teigen had accepted her apology: “To be clear, it never once crossed my mind for you to apologize for what you genuinely thought! The comments stung, but they more so stung because they came from you! It wasn’t my usual news break of some random person hating everything about me!”
Teigen had added then, “I still think you are incredibly talented. And in an industry that doesn't really lend itself to supporting more than a handful of people at a time, I feel like all we have are each other! And honestly, 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 s*** we have all said and done.”