After Chrissy Teigen's apology to Courtney Stodden, Target drops ex-model's cookware line: 'Mutual decision'
Chrissy Teigen’s life has turned somewhat topsy-turvy in the last couple of days as the former model has been at the receiving end of online outrage. She has been accused of bullying minors and saying reprehensible things online to Courtney Stodden. The latest fallout of these accusations is Target making a change in its partnership with Teigen.
The American retail corporation has reportedly pulled Teigen’s ‘Cravings’ cookware line from its website. This revelation came on Thursday, May 13, just a day after Teigen apologized to Courtney Stodden for telling them to commit suicide in 2011. As of now, her three ‘Cravings’ cookbooks are still available on the site, as per reports, but might soon be pulled as well.
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In a recent interview, Stodden said that Teigen “wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die’... There were a lot of celebrities acting like playground bullies. Some of the worst treatment I got was from women, and we’re not going to get anywhere if we keep holding each other back.”
Teigen has since apologized for her behavior, saying that she is “mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention-seeking troll,” and that she had “tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize.”
is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
Stodden accepted her apology, even though they claimed that they “never heard from her or her camp in private”. Taking to Instagram, Stodden shared a screengrab of Teigen’s Twitter account where she had blocked them. Stodden said that Teigen had blocked them on Twitter. “All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record,” they said.
Why did Target end partnership?
As per reports, the ‘Cravings’ line of cookware was not dropped by Target. The partnership between the retail company and Teigen reportedly ended in December 2020. Target simply removed the line from its website as part of a previously agreed change with the company whereby Cravings is no longer exclusive to Target, as per reports. A Target spokesperson told the press, "We made the mutual decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line, given our continued focus on brands we develop and that can only be found at Target."
A source close to Teigen also told the Daily Mail that the partnership ended in December last year and had nothing to do with the controversy. The source added that Teigen and Target parted ways “amicably” with the former model preferring to sell her cookware range through her own website as well as other retailers. Teigen began working with Target in 2019, offering around 40 products from her kitchenware collection with prices ranging from $4 to $140.