Chrissy Teigen takes a break from Twitter as trolls call her kids 'petri-dish' babies amid Alison Roman snub
Chrissy Teigen announced on Sunday evening that she is taking a "little break" from Twitter. The decision is the aftermath of her online row with New York Times food writer Alison Roman. The former Victoria Secret model had comments aimed at her by trolls branding her kids ‘petri dish babies’ and making Epstein jokes.
It all began last week when Roman in an interview that came out on Friday, May 8, made some comments against Teigen. The food writer criticized Teigen's cookery career and insinuated that the model had it easy with her cookbook and her cookware line at Target. She also slammed Teigen's Instagram page, stating its just a million followers "running a content farm" for her.
Teigen was deeply upset about getting whiff of this interview and felt "crappy" about the negativity aimed at her from someone she looked up to. “I genuinely loved everything about Alison. I know the actual tears I put into the work I do and it's really hard to see someone try to completely invalidate it. It has been crappy to deal with this all day but I couldn't say something" she tweeted to her 12.7M followers.
“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,” she continued before asking Roman to mutually unfollow each other.
Shortly after her interview and Chrissy's comments about her being upset went viral, Roman was quick to issue a public apology.
"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,” Roman tweeted late on Friday.
"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. Being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not my thing and don’t think it’s yours, either (I obviously failed to effectively communicate that). I hope we can meet one day, I think we’d probably get along."
However, things took an ugly turn as people took sides and Roman's supporters ended up criticizing Teigen and John for having babies through IVF. Teigen hit back at one of the trolls with the tweet, "I couldn’t have babies any other way. You’re a really terrible person.”
There were other comments like "Hey Chrissy, was wondering why your husband, John Legend, had his name on the flight list that went to Epstein Island. He went there several times. And what exactly were you and John doing with Hillary in Haiti? Is child trafficking still a crime? Asking for a friend." Epstein island refers to Little Saint James, a private Caribbean island, which was owned by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein from 1998 until his death in 2019.
She then announced her hiatus, stating: "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".