Chrissy Teigen: I’m ‘getting very much blamed’ for Alison Roman’s NYT suspension

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We learned this week that Alison Roman had been suspended temporarily from her New York Times column, which appeared biweekly in the Food section. Roman really has no one to blame but herself for that – she decided, seemingly out of nowhere, to do some kind of racist hipster gatekeeping on two women of color in an interview. While Marie Kondo didn’t say anything, Chrissy Teigen dove headfirst into the controversy, and we spent days covering the back and forth between Roman and Teigen. Roman eventually released an authentic-sounding apology, but only after she screwed up three other public apologies. It was the kind of melodrama Chrissy Teigen lives for, and as she was playing up her hurt feelings, people chimed in to remind Chrissy of all of the terrible sh-t she’s said and never apologized for. Anyway, now Chrissy is inserting herself into Roman’s NYT suspension, because of course she is!

Chrissy Teigen is speaking out after news surfaced that Alison Roman’s New York Times food column has been placed on a hiatus weeks after she sparked drama with the Cravings author. After an interview with The New Consumer earlier this month, Roman got into hot water when she criticized Teigen’s cooking website for being what she perceived as a “content farm” and claimed that Marie Kondo, 35, had “sold out.”

Now, Roman’s biweekly food column is “on temporary leave,” a New York Times spokesperson told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. However, the outlet did not cite specific reasons for their decision to pause her work. Times insiders told The Daily Beast that Roman had a piece scheduled to run during her controversy with Teigen but it was ultimately not published.

Following news of Roman’s leave, Teigen has responded to several comments on social media about her current standing with Roman and her thoughts on her temporary hiatus. Teigen responded to a post praising Roman’s shallot pasta recipe, to which Teigen agreed is “a very good recipe!!”

Asked if her approval of Roman’s food meant “the beef [was] squashed,” Teigen admitted that she was not pleased to hear the news about Roman’s column. “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,” she wrote Thursday.

Teigen also responded to a tweet from New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss, who wrote that all Roman had to do to be “cancelled” was to “criticize a celebrity.”

“I don’t like this one bit,” Teigen replied. “I’m doing what I can (off Twitter) to make that known.”

Teigen shared similar sentiments on Wednesday, responding to one user that she “very publicly forgave [Roman] and am getting very much blamed for her leave.”

[From People]

First of all, Bari Weiss is the exact kind of Alison Roman-but-political wannabe who would kill for the kind of controversy Chrissy and Alison had last week. Of course Bari Weiss thinks that Roman’s biggest offense is that she criticized a celebrity. Not the racist subtext or the gatekeeping or all of the stolen and anglicized “ethnic” recipes. As for Teigen… of course she’s found a way to continue to center herself at the heart of the story. Don’t you know that she’s “very much blamed” for Roman’s suspension?? It must be true, because it was on the internet and that’s where Chrissy lives. Yeah. Again, separate the Teigen and Roman stories – Roman got herself suspended through her own actions and words. Much like Teigen hurts her own brand by continuing to endlessly talk sh-t and center herself in every narrative.

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  1. Mina_Esq says:

    So much bad fashion in one post. That gold dress! Those snakeskin boots, bejewelled purse and puke-colored towel!! The mint green shredded mess!!! Thanks, Kaiser!

  2. Jen says:

    Oh good. More victimhood from Teigan. Just what was needed.

    To be clear, she was the victim of the original statement, but it wasn’t this sole crushing take down she pretended it was, and was not in any way worse than many, many things she has said publicly about others.

    • Jules says:

      She is milking it for all it’s worth, every penny. Nothing empowering about this. It’s just embarrassing at this point.

  3. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I find Alison Roman, like, terribly, like you know, insufferable, and toxically racist (no, it’s not a ‘stew’, pinhead) and armour-plated in condescension, and I find Chrissy Teigen absolutely exhausting. It’s as though she finds confrontation aspirational and doesn’t know when to shut her yap.

  4. reese says:

    This is one woman I truly wish would just shut her piehole. She can dish it out but she can’t take it.

  5. FHMom says:

    ‘It’s hardest to keep your mouth shut when you have nothing to say.’ I found that bit of wisdom in a fortune cookie years ago, and I’ve never forgotten it.

  6. Noki says:

    She truly cpuldnt stay off social media for even a week. There are some people who are like a fiend when it comes to twitter.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    Ah, but this angle lets her be the victim again, and distracts from “hey, remember the awful stuff Chrissy has said about people, including a child?”

  8. Mellie says:

    I like Chrissy for the most part, I like her recipes, she makes food that I feel like I can make too….I also like Pioneer Woman’s site, Smitten Kitchen, Ina Garten and others…there are many sites and pages that I enjoy because they are simple and the cooks speak/write like you are human and use ingredients that I can find here in Indiana. After this all blew up, I went an visited some of Alison’s recipes, none of them really looked interesting to me.
    Chrissy can be a lot (her kids are the cutest little things though), but I do enjoy her recipes/cooking, I just have to navigate around the drama.

  9. Holly says:

    The Chrissy Teigen fatigue is setting in.

  10. Erinn says:

    Say what you will about Chrissy – there’s plenty of valid criticisms to make. But Alison’s suspension is NOT her fault. And the fact that people are blaming her for it is ridiculous.

    You don’t have to agree with Chrissy, or even like her, to recognize that Alison’s actions and consequences are her own, period. While Chrissy has done and said some really shady things, in this scenario I think it’s pretty screwed up that anyone is blaming the PoC who was hypocritically trashed by Roman for her suspension.

    • Original Jenns says:

      It’s frustrating that in every article about this, a scroll through the comments are people complaining about Chrissie. I understand it’s more about having dealt with lots of Tiegen before but I wish people would focus on the issue at hand, which was Roman’s casual racism and whitewashing. Honestly, my sarcastic reaction has been: Good thing the woman of color is considered a mess and has lots to issues surrounding her, otherwise, people might have to confront how they really feel about Roman.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        I get what you’re saying. Still, it’s good that so many people are sticking up for Quvenzhane Wallis and Courtney Stodden. Chrissy may have been called out a little earlier if at least one of kids had been boys because we’re quicker to look out for them when it comes to regressive asshole behavior, toward themselves and others. That said, Chrissy’s behavior doesn’t make Alison’s ok.

    • Suze says:

      Thank you! Chrissy has done some shitty stuff, but this is a completely separate issue. And people ARE blaming her for Roman’s suspension, which is BS.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Alison Roman deserved that suspension, and in my opinion should completely lose her job. We should have zero tolerance for racism.

      I had no idea who she was before this, but reading about her “stew” was disturbing. That’s culinary colonialism.

      And just to add, I agree, it’s so not Chrissy Teigen’s fault. That’s really twisted.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Why can’t she simply StfU? It’s stupid to latch on to blamers. Or imagine her cooking a meal from Roman’s recipes, eating and thoroughly enjoying the food in front of the camera turning this ridiculousness around on itself. In other words, doing anything at all for someone else.

  12. Appalachian says:

    I scrolled down through Daily Fail comments. People are absolutely blaming Teigen for Allison’s removal. Then, when Teigen tried to say she wasn’t happy about the removal people were basically saying “you can’t deflect now! This is your fault!”. She can’t win for losing.
    God, some of you need to pull the crab out of your panties over Teigen. Mad because she’s more outgoing than you? I’m envious of her confidence, I won’t lie. Don’t click any articles that are about her. Don’t follow her on social media. It’s that easy.

  13. Mrs. Peel says:

    Teigen: “the beef [was] squashed” . The term is ‘quashed’ you moron.

    • osito says:

      I’m not a fan of hers either, but she’s using a common colloquialism that *perhaps* began as a misunderstand or mispronunciation of the word “quash,” but is nonetheless incredibly common, specifically in the context of “beef”. Urban dictionary has an entry on it for further exploration. Maybe save your venom for Alison Roman’s racism and, separately, Tiegen’s misogynoire against a child.

    • Elizabeth says:

      There’s nothing wrong per se with saying “a beef was squashed.” I have a Ph.D. in English. Language grows and evolves as people choose.

  14. WilliamJoelene says:

    Unpopular opinion here – I think she’s hilarious, I always laugh out loud at her seemingly off the cuff, unguarded comments on socials. She’s pretty much the celeb for me who can do no wrong. She’s very honest and often self-deprecating, and just so funny.

    • Winnie says:

      I love her too! She shouldn’t be blamed for the suspension. Also, Allison shouldn’t have been suspended. She didn’t critique them because they are Asian. She criticized them because they are both at the top of their game and sold out for (more) money.

      It was never racial and to say it is, is to say that a WOC cannot be critiqued, ever, by someone with white skin. Don’t tell me “white privilege”. Chrissie is not oppressed. It’s laughable that this is the argument.

  15. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Chrissy Teigen knows few people are blaming or crediting her for Alison Roman’s suspension. But she’s a troll and perpetual victimization is part of the troll playbook.
    Roman was suspended because a group of white women in media who hate her finally got their ammo to take her down thanks to valid critiques black women (it really was mostly black women). Had the convo stayed between black and other women of color, Roman would still be working on her column right now because dominant media ignores us.
    But a lot of her fellow white women in media have been lying in wait for the opportunity to embarrass her and push her down few notches. So they co-opted those critiques and ran with them to run her into the ground.
    The only reason why this has ballooned is because white women in media placed a target on Roman’s back. I am not trying to paint her as a victim; I just think the reasons why some WOC stories and issues get so much attention while others are completely ignored is whether or not coverage is in the personal self-interest of white media workers. Not Chrissy Teigen

  16. Faye G says:

    Allison Roman dug her own grave on this, she needs to go away for a while & think about why she became such a shitty person.

    Chrissy is very annoying yes, but she is not to blame for the situation, Despite her past misdeeds

  17. Ann says:

    Bari Weiss is terrible. She’s going to get some material out of this too. And her interpretation of what happened will be bonkers.

  18. L4frimaire says:

    Chrissy needs to stay out of this. What happens between the NYT and Roman is none of her business. I defended her on the Roman article but she really is such a pain in the ass. Roman f*cked up royally on her own so all Teigen needs to do at this point is keep quiet, and move along.

  19. bonobochick says:

    Nah, I am a Black woman still salty about her attacking a Black child and refusing to apologize. Chrissy can speak her mind but she isn’t above reproach. And Chrissy’s misogynoir towards a child should never be acceptable nor swept under a rug, AFAIC. We have 38395719 articles about what Alison said but who is looking out for what was said about a Black child? Something Chrissy won’t discuss. She just blocked people and deleted the Quvenzhane tweets 7 years later. 😑

    Also, Alison criticized Marie and folks aren’t just about dragging any WOC cause she hasn’t been really discussed in this continuing drama. People shouldn’t blame Chrissy for Alison’s removal. I don’t. That said, the only person I truly feel for in this situation is Marie.

  20. Lotus says:

    So people cant criticize chrissy for being verbally abusive to children bc she is a woman of color? These are the same people who criticized Allison originally, why cant they judge chrissy for the horrible things she said about kids?

  21. lucy2 says:

    I agree, I can’t get past the Quvenzhane comments, or those she made Courtney Stodden basically telling her to go die (I believe she was teenager at the time too). It really, really bothers me that she never has just said “you know, I was wrong there and I apologize”.

    Alison is to blame for getting herself suspended and any other repercussions she faces. I don’t blame Chrissy for that at all. And I actually have admired Chrissy for being so outspoken against Trump, knowing the abuse she must take for that, but this is a different situation.

  22. Winnie says:

    Is saying the girl is “cocky” abusive? You must have grown up in a nicer world than me.