Chrissy Teigen Is "Not Happy" That Alison Roman's New York Times Column Is "On Temporary Leave"
UPDATE 5/20/20 at 7:00 A.M.: In a thread on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen responded to the news that Alison Roman's New York Times column was on leave, saying she was not happy about it. Replying to a fan saying they loved Roman's shallot pasta, Teigen agreed, writing that "it is a very good recipe!!" Another person then asked, "Has the beef been squashed? That’s nice," referring to last week's feud and Teigen responded, "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."
Fans of Alison Roman's bi-weekly recipes for the New York Times will have to plan their menus accordingly — The Daily Beast reports that her column is "on temporary leave" after the chef's scuffle with Chrissy Teigen on Twitter.
A spokesperson for the Times confirmed Roman's hiatus. Earlier this month, Roman made headlines after she criticized Teigen and organizing expert Marie Kondo. Times insiders also noted that Roman had a column ready to print last week, but the paper decided not to publish it, choosing instead to put her regular contributions on hold.
"She had a successful cookbook," Roman said of Teigen's success. "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 fucking money."
Teigen responded in a series of tweets and eventually set her Twitter account to private. After Roman became the subject of criticism, she apologized, calling her initial statements "stupid, crass, and insensitive."
"I need to learn, and respect, the difference between being unfiltered and honest vs. being uneducated and flippant," she wrote. "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 where they are and both deserve better than my tone deaf remarks."
Teigen thanked Roman for her apology, saying that the comments hit harder coming from someone that she admired and respected.
"Thank u for this, @alisoneroman," Teigen wrote. "The comments stung, but they moreso stung because they came from u! It wasn't my usual news break of some random person hating everything about me!" She continued, saying that she remembers what happened when she reached the same level of fame that Roman's approaching, where she had to be more careful about what she said and what she's learned from her time in the public eye.
"Eventually, I realized that once the relatable 'snarky girl who didn't care' became a pretty successful cookbook author and had more power in the industry," she added. "I couldn't just say whatever the f–k I wanted. The more we grow, the more we get those wakeup calls."