Chrissy Teigen shuts down a troll who accused her of stealing recipes.
Monday on Twitter, a social media user went on the “Chrissy’s Court” star’s page and accused her of ripping off an individual named “Chef Mike,” who “might file a suit” against Teigen.
“You can’t cook or not copy someone’s idea from their cookbook! It’s copying even tho you changed one thing! Come up with your own ----! Ya ------- bum! Chef Mike saw your ---- and might file a suit! I just saw you review and he called me,” the person alleged.
The social media user also added the racial dig, “Stick with your Phillipino [sic] ----.”
That’s when Teigen, whose mother is Thai and whose father is of Norwegian descent, responded by saying, “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.”
After the social media user claimed “Chef Mike” had “cooked for [Teigen’s] family,” Teigen clapped back, exclaiming, “please tell me who this chef mike is? so I can speak to him? I have never stolen a recipe from anyone and I actively talk about the restaurants I love. imagine the ego to think someone is copying you when they haven’t heard of you?”
please tell me who this chef mike is? so I can speak to him? I have never stolen a recipe from anyone and I actively talk about the restaurants I love. imagine the ego to think someone is copying you when they haven't heard of you?— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2020
Not only has Teigen published two cookbooks — “Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat” and its sequel “Cravings: Hungry for More” — she has released a line of cookware named “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen” for Target.
Recently, Teigen found herself in another food controversy when The New York Times food columnist Alison Roman did an interview with The New Consumer, saying that Teigen’s success “horrifies her.” Roman also accused Teigen of having “people [run] a content farm” for her social media pages.
After Teigen called Roman’s interview “a huge bummer,” Roman issued an apology, which Teigen accepted.