Just because you’re a celebrity doesn’t mean Chrissy Teigen will send you free products!
This week, the “Chrissy’s Court” star sent several A-listers — including Ali Wong, Shay Mitchell, and Kourtney Kardashian — a gift basket featuring several of her Cravings by Chrissy Teigen kitchen and tabletop products.
However, other celebs — who didn’t a receive a package — began contacting the “Lip Sync Battle” co-host demanding some swag!
That’s when Teigen was forced to issue a statement telling her “rich” friends to stop asking for freebies.
“Please don’t ask for a box. My marketing budget is not infinite but my love for you is. Also I see some of u asking and you’re literally rich,” she wrote Monday on Instagram Story.
In follow-up videos, Teigen explained that she used to receive PR packages all the time and would either donate or give them away. But now that she makes her own, she understands the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to create “very curated” goodie bags.
“I will never, ever throw away or not thank somebody profusely for being sent one,” she exclaimed.
While noting that some of her gift baskets are still in the process of being delivered, Teigen breaks the news that some of her pals simply won’t get one.
“[That note was] honestly just meant for my friends that are literally writing, saying, ‘Uh mine hasn’t gotten here yet.’ That’s ’cause I didn’t send it to you,” she quipped. “Just kidding, kind of.”
Teigen also pokes fun at her recent feud with New York Times food columnist Alison Roman, who in an interview with The New Consumer accused Teigen of having “people [run] a content farm” for her.
While addressing the misconception that she runs a large, “easy” enterprise that can promptly ship out items, Teigen said, “Maybe that comes from someone putting it in your head that we’re just a content farm of endless money and just got so big so fast, but I promise we didn’t — as great as it looks.”
Following her controversial comments, Roman issued two public apologies, which Teigen accepted.