Chrissy Teigen is “not happy” that Alison Roman’s column for The New York Times has been suspended.
On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the newspaper confirmed to the Daily Beast that the food writer’s articles have been put “on temporary leave,” but did not elaborate on how long or why.
Many then pointed the finger at Roman’s controversial interview this month with The New Consumer in which she made critical comments about Teigen and organizing consultant Marie Kondo. Roman later issued an apology, which Teigen accepted.
After fellow Times writer Bari Weiss tweeted the Daily Beast story about Roman’s leave, Teigen wrote a comment making it clear that she did not approve of the newspaper’s decision.
“I don’t like this one bit and I’m doing what I can (off Twitter) to make that known,” Teigen said on Tuesday.
In a response to a Twitter user who asked if Teigen and Roman ended their beef, 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.”
On Wednesday, Teigen reiterated her position that she does not believe Roman’s column should have been tabled.
In a response to a fan who defended Roman for expressing her honest opinion, Teigen wrote, “I very publicly forgave Alison and that was real. When I said I don’t believe in being cancelled for your honest opinion, that was very real. I don’t agree with what the NYT has done, I am not them. I didn’t call them, I didn’t write, and most of all, I’d like her back.”
I I very publicly forgave Alison and that was real. When I said I don't believe in being cancelled for your honest opinion, that was very real. I don't agree with what the NYT has done, I am not them. I didn't call them, I didn't write, and most of all, I'd like her back. https://t.co/lKwRwNPcla— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 20, 2020
During her interview with The New Consumer, Roman said Teigen’s success “horrifies me,” and accused her of having “people [run] a content farm for her.”
Roman also criticized Kondo for selling items on her KonMari shop despite the “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” star’s anti-clutter philosophy.
After Roman’s interview went viral, Teigen called it “a huge bummer,” as she has made Roman’s recipes for years.
“I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing,” Teigen said, in reference to The New Consumer saying Roman “sold a television cooking show.”
this is a huge bummer and hit me hard. I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article. https://t.co/9xrvQBInAp— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 8, 2020
Roman later issued two public apologies, one on May 8 and another on May 11.
In her May 11 apology, Roman acknowledged her “white privilege,” writing, “The fact that it didn’t occur to me that I had singled out two Asian women is one hundred percent a function of my privilege (being blind to racial insensitivities is a discriminatory luxury).”
I’ve thought a lot this weekend about my interview and the things I said. I know this is a lengthy note (succinctness has never been my strong suit). I appreciate you taking the time to read. pic.twitter.com/3iGAyN3c9d— alison roman (@alisoneroman) May 11, 2020
Teigen then publicly accepted Roman’s May 11 apology, writing back, “thank u for this, @alisonroman.”
“To be clear, it never once crossed my mind for u to apologize for what you genuinely thought!” Teigen explained. “The comments stung, but they more so stung because they came from u.”
“I still think you are incredibly talented,” Teigen added.