Chrissy Teigen’s ‘Little Break’ From Social Media Didn’t Last Very Long — Now She’s Back Defending Her Banana Bread Recipe
Influencer Chrissy Teigen vowed that she was stepping away from the drama of social media, but three days later she’s already back and defending herself against critics — again.
The mother of two is used to clapping back when necessary, which happens a lot thanks to her frequent, opinionated posts on Twitter. Most fans adore Teigen’s honesty, but others are total haters whenever she shares something they don’t agree with.
Most of the time the former supermodel doesn’t let criticism affect her positive attitude. But a recent controversy with New York Times columnist Alison Roman inspired Teigen to take a break from the stress of social media. Now three days later she’s back and defending her recipes.
What happened between Alison Ronan and Chrissy Teigen?
For everyone who hasn’t been following along, here’s a quick recap of the Roman/Teigen drama. It all started when Roman made some derogatory comments about Teigen’s approach to her business. She said in an interview with New Consumer that Teigen’s method “horrifies” her.
“Like, what Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me. She had a successful cookbook. 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,” she said.
She continued: “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*cking money.”
Teigen stuck up for herself
The biggest issue Teigen had wasn’t just what Roman was saying, but that she had considered her a role model in the food world. Teigen replied that Roman’s interview was a “huge bummer,” plus uncalled for.
Many fans jumped to Teigen’s defense but others agreed with Roman and started piling criticism on Teigen even more. “This is what always happens. The first day, a ton of support, then the next, 1 million reasons as to why you deserved this. It never fails,” Teigen tweeted.
Ultimately, she decided to make her Twitter account, which boasts more than 12.5 million followers, private for a little while. She also stated she’d be taking a break from social media.
Teigen is back on Twitter defending her banana bread recipe
The 34-year-old cookbook author didn’t step away from Twitter for too long, though. Mere days after her self-inflicted break from social media, Teigen is back and defending herself once again. Plus, she was tweeting about other non-related stuff even sooner.
This time, a Twitter user launched allegations against Teigen, claiming she stole a banana bread recipe from someone else and tried to pass it off as her own.
“You can’t cook or not copy someone’s idea from their cookbook!” the person tweeted. “It’s copying even tho you changed one thing! Come up with your own s–t! Ya f–king bum! Chef Mike saw your s–t and might file a suit! I just saw you review and he called me! Stick with your [Filipino] sh*t.”
Teigen clapped back: “No idea who chef mike is but he probably wouldn’t be happy to learn that you, a friend of his worthy of calling, is outing him about his impending lawsuit.”
It’s unclear if the lawsuit with “Chef Mike” is real or not. But either way, it sounds like there’s no end to the drama — and no prolonged break from social media — in Teigen’s world.