Chrissy Teigen accidentally ordered a bottle of $13K wine: Goop-level out-of-touch?

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Celebrate the Elections in West Hollywood, CA

It’s not that everything Chrissy Teigen does and says is terrible. Every now and then, she’ll say something interesting, or start a conversation worth having. Sometimes some genuinely heartbreaking stuff happens to Chrissy and I truly feel sorry for her. But… yeah, most of the time I find her annoying. She’s so attention-seeking, so desperate to be in the middle of everything, so “extremely online.” Yesterday, Chrissy posed this question to her Twitter followers: “what’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?” A simple enough question, although asked at a weird moment when people are literally lining up for hours at food banks. Chrissy contributed her own story:

That’s when everyone started dunking on her. One criticism: she’s out of touch and not relatable at all, she’s just some rich woman who thinks “accidentally ordering $13,000 wine” makes her sound totally normal. The other criticism was more of a general mockery and applause for the waiter who successfully conned Chrissy and John. First she responded with this:

There she is, eating up the attention, basking in it. So of course she kept going:

The more she dug in and performed this “how dare you!” act, the more people were like “no, how dare you.” And so it just went on and on. If you’re following Chrissy and you’re still falling for it, I can’t help you. For many people, Twitter is a fun place where people go to make jokes or talk politics or gossip or whatever. Chrissy just needs to be validated, constantly, daily. And if she gets well-deserved sh-t for being a tone-deaf rich woman, she will…keep doing this every f–king month.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Celebrate the Elections in West Hollywood, CA

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  1. Darla says:

    I can’t help thinking that people are ALWAYS waiting on line at food banks. I used to volunteer at a soup kitchen, not very long ago, for several years. It doesn’t matter who’s in office or how the “economy” (Wall st) is doing. I honestly feel you can make a case that we’re mostly all out of touch. If you buy a 200 dollar handbag, are you out of touch? It’s a matter of degree is all. Personally I came to the conclusion, and I’ve thought about this a lot; do what you want buy what you want, ALWAYS give back A LOT. Do they give back? Probably. I don’t know I’ve never checked.

    • FHMom says:

      I agree that there will always be food banks. If you want to buy a $200 handbag, go do it, but don’t brag about it on social media. And ffs, if you blow $13,000 on a bottle of wine, nobody is ever going to find that story charming. Especially now. Its a privilege to have $200 to spend on a handbag or $13,000 on wine. Bragging about it on social media is gross and shows indifference to those without privilege. I think that’s the difference.

      • Darla says:

        I don’t post pics of my handbags when I buy them, I actually try and keep them on the downlow for many reasons, but a lot of people on SM do. Instagram is filled with this stuff. Older people brag on Facebook. It’s how we live now. Or, how some of us live. It’s just so common. It doesn’t bother me I’m so used to it. I don’t know.

    • MF1 says:

      John is very into philanthropy and activism. He donates and fundraises for a lot of causes related to social justice, equality, Black history, etc. And he doesn’t rub his wealth in our faces.

      Chrissy, well, she could learn a lot from her husband.

      • lucy2 says:

        He seems like such a wonderful guy. He and Chrissy seem very different, I don’t really get their relationship, but I guess it works for them.

      • Ronaldinho says:

        I feel like there was an over the top reaction to her story.
        Firstly they were never told the price of the wine. They asked for a recommendation, got and drank some of the wine, and only found out the price at payment time. Her point was it wasn’t great and certainly wasn’t anywhere near worth what you think of when you imagine fancy pants wine.
        Secondly she can spend her money how she likes. She doesn’t need to always measure and temper herself.
        She and John legend both do a lot of charitable giving but we only notice him.

        She has been having a tough time and she’s good value. I am amazed at how much people come for her.
        The way lots of rich people spend is nothing we can understand but she’s far from the worst. In my opinion we never come after men in the way we come after women especially women of colour who dare to enjoy their wealth

      • Anna says:

        Agreed @Ronaldinho

  2. Muffintop says:

    Yep, she’s rich. And I think that means you can’t help but be out of touch in some ways. And yep, that tweet was insensitive and kinda dumb — especially at a time when some people have food insecurity, or have lost their jobs. But I do think that as a rule, her heart is in the right place. I do think she starts important conversations. I do think she and John try to do good things.

    • Mac says:

      Through my work I interact with extremely rich people, including several billionaires. Rich people are not like the rest of us. Even if they come from humble beginnings, they become out of touch. I thought the story was funny because it just reminded me that being crazy rich is actually crazy.

    • megs283 says:

      Agreed. Also, I CAN relate. Years ago, when my husband and I were dating, we went to a cigar bar. I asked the waitress (?) for a recommendation. She recommended something, said it was nice, blah blah. I said “Sure.” Bill comes, and it was a $40 cigar. The average price of cigars on the menu was $12-15. I was pissssssed. I complained to her, I’m sure she didn’t GAF.

      $13k for Chrissy is probably like $40 for me. More than I’d ever want to pay for a cigar, and that was more than Chrissy wanted to pay for wine.

      • Christine says:

        Same. I once got upsold a glass of whisky that was more expensive than an entire tank of gas. It’s all a matter of degrees. I find that Chrissy adds more positive content, and conversation, and every time she makes me laugh in quarantine, I’m glad of her.

      • megs283 says:

        Christine, that is completely infuriating!!! Now I ask for the price any time a server recommends something. I don’t mind being that girl.

  3. Snuffles says:

    Look, I like Chrissy, I really do. But I also agree with you about her constant need to be validated. But I counter with, so do a hell of a lot of other people, from celebrities to social media stars to regular people. She’s aware and she’s mentioned that she’s discussed it in therapy.

    Also, before she mentioned that expensive bottle of wine, she also dropped the fact that the baby she lost, Jack, would have been due this week and that she was in a constant state of depression and anxiety and doesn’t know how to calm or distract herself. I’m guessing her instinct has always been to go online to seek validation and distraction and has yet to find a healthy alternative and is still working on a healthy balance of how to utilize it. Again, like most people.

    • STRIPE says:

      I like her too (admittedly I only follow her on Instagram so miss most of these Twitter missteps) but I think she made an unforced error here. *She* posed the question so she could answer it with a story about $13k wine, which would go over like a lead balloon on a good day and is even worse now.

      It’s just a fine line to walk trying to be relatable when you’re a multi multi millionaire. In an odd way I respect that people like the Kardash/Jenners don’t even try – at least they’re being honest.

      • Snuffles says:

        Yeah, I get it. I prefer her Instagram feed too. It’s all food, cute kids, cute pets, fun mom and charming husband.

        She knows she gets in trouble on Twitter. But I’ve seen enough to realize that she was desperately trying to distract herself from the fact that Jack was supposed to be born this week. She clearly needs to find better coping mechanisms.

      • MF1 says:

        @STRIPE, that’s a good point. I would add that being relatable is her brand, so she shouldn’t be surprised if her followers call her out when she’s not. She can order all the $13k bottles of wine she likes and brag about it all day long, but then she’d have to find a new angle as a celeb & influencer.

      • Arpeggi says:

        But they didn’t know it was a $13K bottle, they were tricked into buying it… Realizing you overspent at a restaurant is somewhat relatable, it sure has happened to me, though thank god, never for that much or I would have had to escape by the bathroom window.

        But yes, it would have been funnier/more easily accepted if it wasn’t a reply to her own question because it only means she wanted to tell that story

    • MissMarierose says:

      Yeah, it seemed like she was in a really bad place when she posted that question and answered it. Her previous tweets were about the fact that Jack (the baby they lost) was due that week and she could feel phantom kicks in her stomach.

      I think on some level, if not completely consciously, she was trying to start a firestorm to distract herself from her grief.

      • Embee says:

        I totally agree with you Miss Marierose. She was distracting herself. Also, the actual story is terrible form on the waiter’s part: he saw celebrities and assumed he could recommend something extremely lavish without mentioning the price. A parallel might be if my waiter recommended a bottle of wine and it turned out to be $500. OUCh and NOT what I was planning on spending. I could cover it but YOUCH. In some ways it shows an aspect of celebrity life that we probably don’t think about that isn’t good…

    • minx says:

      I appreciated her snappy slams against Trump and Fox, for example. But she’s so tiring. She needs to enjoy the life and family she’s been blessed with and not seek constant validation from strangers on social media.

    • Jenn says:

      @Snuffles, I agree with a lot of what you said. In fact, I learned on my first day of therapy that most interpersonal conflicts arise as a result of one person feeling invalidated by another.

  4. milliemollie says:

    She loves to drag people online, but plays the poor victim when people (rightfully) mock her.

    Read the room, Chrissy!
    And it’s not like she was at McDonalds and the staff conned her. You could have just asked what the wine costs before you drink it.

  5. Southern Fried says:

    I think Chrissy sees her SM partly as her job. To stay in the public eye as a way to get jobs. I have no problem with that. I follow her and enjoy her posts. Particularly love her cookbooks and have given many for gifts. Think for my daughter’s wedding, I’ll suggest she add Chrissy cookware to her wish list although it’s maybe already occurred to her. She and John do plenty of charity work and donations.

  6. The lady says:

    I don’t know why this inconsequential woman makes me sooooo angry, but she does. This is so out-of-touch, so lazily humble-bragging, and so stupid, that Im breaking my own rule about not letting people that don’t matter affect my mood.

    And Im halfway to completely believing that she did it because she knew people would feel that way and she would get to “dunk” on them (by sarcastically calling them funny and saying they ‘got her’…even I could do better).

    Who are this woman’s fans? Or is all of her current clout slash attention the result of these kinds of look-at- MEEEEE tweets?

    • Drea says:

      If it really upsets you so much, maybe block her then. To spend this amount of emotional energy on something like this doesn’t seem like a healthy choice.

    • jbyrdku says:

      I don’t really get it either.

      • Chris says:

        Yeah people are complaining she’s out of touch (well yeah, she’s rich), but isn’t it also trivial and a bit out of touch caring this much about what a celebrity said about expensive wine on social media? Yeah there are people going hungry so she’s complaining about something trivial, but why worry about chrissy’s tweet when we have bigger problems like people going hungry? I get rolling your eyes at her, but people get way too emotionally invested in harmless celeb social media scandals.

  7. Alissa says:

    I thought the original tweet was tone deaf, but agreed with the takes that basically pointed out people shouldn’t expect her to be relatable because she’s a supermodel married to an egot winner. however, her follow-up tweets acting like she was a martyr for letting people gang up on her were really eye rolling and she lost me there.

  8. Katie says:

    wow, you must not have caught that story about a restaurant somewhere in Europe (I think?) that routinely tricked people into ordering things that are hundreds of euros and shamed them into paying the bill even if a customer would try to protest. trying to increase the total for customers is a thing and they clearly got recognized and taken advantage of, she clearly says she thinks the price was crazy. totally disagree with the sentiment here

    • Darla says:

      Oh I saw some people tweeting about things like that. Saying that this actually happens to middle class people too, and that it’s a known restaurant scam.

      • S2 says:

        Exactly. She was upsold based on the fact they were famous, and paid without complaint, in part, due to the fact they knew they’d be publicly dragged if they didn’t. Is shrugging off $13,000 the kind of thing normal people can do? No. But her post was hardly bragging, and the same sort of thing happens to normal folks, at a lesser price tag, all the time. You trust a recommendation, or are too embarrassed to flat out ask the price, and end up paying way more than you planned, or could easily afford, on something simply to keep the peace. The dollar amount might not be relatable, but the feeling very much is. From add-on up charges that aren’t disclosed until you get the check (Wait, that truffle butter you offered was an extra $50?) most people are a little shy about questioning the check, or the waiter up front for fear of how it will look. Most people aren’t very good with confrontation. That’s highly relatable.

        This isn’t Kim K taking her fam to a private island for her birthday and not being able to resist sharing the pics. It’s a celeb admitting they got played, and still feel a little salty about it, as most folks would.

        Also, you don’t have to be a stan to have some sympathy for a woman during the week in which she was supposed to have given birth to a much wanted, recently lost, child.

      • Maria says:

        It’s honestly not relatable for the reason you yourself pointed out – most people cannot shrug that type of expense off and she can.
        I’m sympathetic to her personal tragedies but she has always responded to people this way. It is not new.

      • megs283 says:

        I posted above, it happened to me at a cigar bar in Boston. The cigar was $40…. which isn’t a TON in the grand scheme of things, but way more than I’d ever want to pay for a cigar.

    • Jennifer says:

      Same. She was horrified. I don’t see the problem here.

    • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

      I suppose the problem comes when they wouldn’t have batted an eye at the wine being a couple hundred dollars, which is still massively out of touch and not something that most can afford right now. I don’t know, they’re rich people and rich people get conned all the time; they usually just don’t talk about it

      • S2 says:

        First of all, wine is traditionally marked up 3-4 times at a restaurant, so it’s very easy to buy a $100+ bottle of wine in a restaurant, as it’s the same as what on a store shelf would cost $25-$35, which is a very reasonably priced bottle in the wine world. That multiplier goes down as the bottles get more expensive. So, for instance, $1,000 bottle on a restaurant wine list would be, maybe, $500 retail, and $350 wholesale to the restaurant.

        Let’s say you go in to a nice restaurant and ask for a suggestion for a special occasion, mentioning a few bottles you’ve liked that are in the $100-range on a wine list, then the waiter brings out a bottle that’s $1,000 and doesn’t let you know it costs 10x as much as the examples. That’s…Not OK.

        Even at the finest dining restaurant 5-figure bottles on a wine list are going to be rare. They do exist, but they’re in no way average, as keeping those sort of bottles in inventory is expensive for the restaurant, too.

        Often somms and waiters get bounties for selling high-end bottles that might be close to past their prime, so the restaurant can recoup investment, and I have to wonder if that’s what happened to the Legends.

        Chrissy Teigen says some really cringe stuff online (that old tweet about her housekeeper is…yikes). I’m not defending her entire Twitter oeuvre, but this isn’t one I get the outrage about, as it feels like she was pretty clearly taken based on her fame. Most rich folks try to hide when they get scammed; That she didn’t is in no way “bragging” about her wealth.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      I was completely baffled by the uproar over this. A waiter gave her a recommendation for a wine, she ordered, only to find out it was $13K. She was nice about it. They paid it. I would have had a heart attack right there in the restaurant. This wasn’t her bragging. She wasn’t even calling him out. She just mentioned it in a “can you believe this happen” sort of way. It’s something that has happened to a good many people. It isn’t nice to be scammed. I don’t see why she’s being slammed, except she’s Chrissy and she can be annoying.

      • Kate says:

        I guess people don’t like to be reminded that some people out there can afford to pay $13k for a bottle of wine they didn’t even like or want. But I mean, guess what! celebrities are rich! I’m not sure why we expect them to hide it or get angry when we see evidence of it. Especially when we follow them on social media for no reason other than that they are pretty and glamorous. I think it kind of sucks because Chrissy actually tries to be funny whereas she could just post gorgeous pictures of herself all day without saying anything and still have millions of followers. I think a lot of people just hate-follow celebrities looking for something to get angry about. (just like I hate-click on articles here that make me go ‘he said what??!!!)

      • Christine says:

        I agree, and I also think it’s likely that they tipped taking into consideration the outrageous price of the bottle of wine. John and Chrissy both seem like the types that wouldn’t want to stiff the restaurant staff at large, both because they wouldn’t want the backlash, and they both came from humble beginnings, and likely know tips are often pooled with all of the restaurant staff. I bet they check prices now.

        Sure, she is sometimes annoying on social media, but I am too, so glass houses, and all of that.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      Yes, to all here. I’ve had similar things – more at the drive-through coffee luckily.

      • Chris says:

        Yeah, I’m not sure what the uproar is. If she’s saying she was scammed then it’s not like she spent that much on purpose.

  9. Oh_Hey says:

    I absolutely cannot stand Chrissy. Partially because she’s just so annoyingly online and partially because she’s my hubby’s hall pass and he tells me about everything she gets into online.

    With that said this is stupidly overblown. There are definitely people struggling right now and there will always be people struggling- are any of us thinking about them enough to do something while doom shopping or ordering from this very site’s deal post each week? For us it may be a few hundred dollars and because Chrissy has more it’s 13k. I’ve definitely done what she did before albeit on a much smaller scale.

    If I’m going to moan and whinge at her do it for something that’s actually hate worthy – like her telling a teen bride Courtney Stodden to kill her self. Repeatedly. Or the time she told a nine year old actress with a unique name that she was a bitch for wanting people to say it right. That’s deliberately doing something. This is just a stupid misunderstanding amplified by money.

  10. Bloemfontein says:

    It’s not the kind of thing that offends me. I’d maybe be more offended if she mocked the cheap wine that poor people have to drink. For those who are offended, it also doesn’t offend me that they expressed their views to CT. That is nothing new for Twitter culture. She can block individuals if she likes but she’s choosing to share on Twitter. The whole idea is to share back and forth. If you only want to share with no comments questions or critiques, Twitter is not the place to go

  11. Tiff says:

    I saw the tweet and chuckled because I thought it was funny. I would tell that story if it happened to me. People choose misery every day and treat tweets from strangers like they are personal insults. Just keep scrolling.

  12. Samanthalous says:

    I think she is bored, doesn’t know what to do with herself.

  13. jbyrdku says:

    I can’t stand her. I feel like I should like her, and she is funny sometimes, but I just don’t.

  14. Sa says:

    I usually like Chrissy Teigen, but there is no way around this being an unforced error. She wasn’t even responding to someone else’s question, she posed the question just so she could answer it. She obviously wanted to share that story, right now, in the middle of a pandemic, when people are struggling financially.

    The thing is, I do think she’s smart enough to know that story wouldn’t go over well (maybe that’s why she made up a question she could respond to instead of just sharing the story on its own?). So I guess I’m not sure why she’s complaining about the response since she had to know it was coming.

  15. Becks1 says:

    I just started following her on social media – about 6 months ago maybe? What I dont get about her at this point is how she always seems so surprised by blowback on these kinds of tweets. If she had presented the tweet in a different way, then maybe it would have gone over better. but she makes it all “heheheehe I’m so relatable hehehe lets share stories OMG This happened once share your story!” and it just falls really flat.

    It’s true her life is not relatable for many of us, and so I dont mind the actual stories she shares, but its the way she presents these tidbits of her life and the way she is surprised that people are like “yeah not sorry for you and your 13k mistake.” I feel like she could have presented that story differently and it would have gone over differently.

    She gives the vibe of living her life for social media and I do sometimes wonder what her life is actually like – how much of it is curated for social media. Like being “chrissy teigen on twitter” is definitely her brand and has definitely raised her profile I think (I dont know if I would have any idea who she was besides “john legend’s wife” were it not for her twitter presence) and I wonder how much of her twitter personality is her and how much is just for twitter.

    • Snuffles says:

      “ She gives the vibe of living her life for social media and I do sometimes wonder what her life is actually like – how much of it is curated for social media.”

      That’s a big part of her problem. She has made her bones being a social media personality. She’s built an empire off of it. She has admitted she has a hard time drawing a line and separating herself from it. I’ve seen it happen to lesser social media personalities without famous husbands. In recent years a lot of YouTubers I follow have had to take extended breaks for their mental health. Many are now openly talking about their anxiety, stress and depression over living their life online and not knowing where to draw the line because it’s their career. It’s exhausting being ON all the time.

      I just see Chrissy as a higher profile example of that.

    • Amy Too says:

      I just can’t imagine living my life like that on Twitter, constantly getting into Twitter fights, saying things for the drama, and then getting upset about the drama, and tweeting about the drama, and reading every single comment. Just physically. The reaction that my body has when I’ve been caught doing something embarrassing or wrong is not something I would ever try to recreate for fun or distraction. There have been times where I’ve sent a text to the wrong person and it upset them, or I made a comment on a website that didn’t go over well and then had people mock me or respond angrily, and my heart beats so fast, my adrenaline is pumping, my breathing is shallow, my face gets so red, I feel light headed and nauseous, and I can’t speak without my voice shaking or running out of breath. It is definitely not an experience I try to seek out! It’s happened maybe a handful of times in my life and it never got easier and I don’t think it would. And yet… she seems to do this a lot? Like multiple times a month? Is she just walking around her house, looking at her phone, crying and shaking and hyperventilating all the time? Laying be bed at night reading the comments and crying? How does that work with having kids and a family? Because it does seem like she genuinely gets upset/anxious/mad/sad when people dunk on her.

  16. Christine says:

    I like her. She’s online way more than me and thirsty as hell, but she is smart, she went against the orange fascist, she’s got a good sense of humor, she can be self deprecating, she’s entertaining. I mean her job is to stay relevant. So she’s doing her job rather well. I got taken with a $118 lobster tail. I mean it’s probably the same ratio of cost to net worth as her $13k bottle of wine. I don’t understand the hatred of her here.

    • Realistic says:

      Imagine Goop made this comment would you still not understand the hatred? I guess for me it’s her inability to see her rich privillege, people are looking their homes and are lining up for hours to feed their families and she thinks it’s cute to reference wine that costs more than a year of rent. We are about to enter a prett epic global recession, chrissy needs to come down from her ivory tower and see what 99% of world is dealing with.

      • Drea says:

        Goop is a different story. Gwyneth is a thoroughly unlikeable haughty persona, raised in wealth and privilege, and continuing it on. She is unabashedly out-of-touch, and doesn’t seem to quite grasp why. Also, goop would never share this sort of thing, because sharing prices of things is too gauche.

      • whateveryousay says:

        Is Chrissy selling known quackery items and posting things that no medical doctor would ever agree with?

      • Realistic says:

        @drea so your opinion is based on the likability of the person not the action? Chrissy also was on a private yacht on the west indies over Christmas and that was after another international trip she took earlier in the year. Goop may sell quackery but at least she didnt unnecessarily travel during a pandemic and brag about it oh social media. So I would say that both Goop and Chrissy are out of touch with real people, Goop is being smarter about not rubbing in peoples faces.

      • whateveryousay says:

        Goop did travel during COVID. Didn’t she go to a fashion show and took pictures of herself all masked up on the plane?

      • Realistic says:

        Ugh I hate having to defend Goop but she traveled in February 2020, well before lockdowns and travel restrictions were in place. I mean Goop probably did travel but she was (surprisingly) smart enough not to post about it so we cant really say for sure.

      • Drea says:

        @realistic. Add the quackery stuff to the list. Goop is always tone-deaf.

        Chrissy can be too. And…?

      • Arpeggi says:

        The difference is that Goop would tell you there’s absolutely no way to drink anything other than this $13K wine and you might as well die of thirst if you dare to drink anything else whereas Chrissy claims they were tricked into buying it and were shocked when they saw the bill. It’s why they’re not treated the same way

  17. emmy says:

    If a restaurant has a 13k bottle of wine on the menu, it is an expensive place and the entrées won’t be 9.99. So I highly doubt the waiter tricked them. They work at a restaurant where people order that kind of thing and was talking to celebs who can clearly afford it. You don’t go to Chanel and pretend to be scandalized when the purse you picked is 6k.

    • molly says:

      And she wouldn’t have been shocked to see a $13K bottle of wine on the menu. The scandal was that it was “casually recommended”, they drank most of it, it was cleared, and THEN they were told of the price.

      Maybe $13K was the median price of wine at that restaurant, but I’m guessing not.

  18. mellie says:

    I thought that the Tweet itself was completely tone-deaf and ridiculous, but I liked reading the other Tweets of people, and what they got stuck with eating for $$$. It was an interesting thread despite the pretentious Kardashian like start.

    • Jenn says:

      Right? Someone posted a photo of a plate with several tiny glops and squiggles on it, and it pretty much made my day

  19. Elizabeth says:

    She is hypocritical. Or something. She supported Biden so strongly, but she doesn’t truly comprehend how people are suffering so widely right now because of Trump? She casually ripped into Quvenzhané Wallis on Twitter as a “c*nt,” a little Black girl aged nine I think at the time, never any apology or acknowledgment, and then she posts about how she’s worried for her Black children in this environment?

    It’s past time for some self-reflection on who she is and what she wants to stand for.

  20. Soni says:

    My issue with her is the oversharing. Why does she need to tell the world this story- especially at this time. Do what you want with your money, but does the world need to know about it? My cousin and his wife recently posted instagram pics of them on a private plane with 10 friends drinking champagne and eating caviar while heading to Turks and Caicos for someone’s birthday. Again, do what you want with your money (they both work hard) but why do you need to post it during a pandemic??

    • Darla says:

      I’d be ashamed to post that because no one should be traveling right now, period. It’s not safe. But pre or post pandemic I’d post those pictures. Sans the caviar because I don’t eat that isht, but the champagne and private plane? Oh yeah. AND no matter when I did this, there would be people on food lines. Always. Forever. And children dying of thirst in third world countries. Always. If I go to New Orleans a trip I had planned before covid, same thing. It’s all about degree.

  21. manda says:

    I thought the story was funny and agree–what kind of place casually recommends the 13K bottle of wine? Even to wealthy people like that, just seems off to me. I don’t really understand why this bothered people so much

    • manda says:

      I’m actually surprised her recent foray into the equestrian lifestyle didn’t receive more blowback. I mean, rich people gonna rich and do rich people stuff and buy expensive things. It’s not like this is the first time she’s demonstrated their enormous wealth

      • molly says:

        Everyone brags about their wealth and privilege on social media! Especially celebs! That’s the point!

        Chrissy isn’t doing anything other rich (and wannabe rich) people do every day. She gets herself in trouble when she’s like “whaaaaaa? There’s blowback for this?” Yes, Chrissy. There’s always blowback on you for stuff like this. Either shrug and own it or stop posting. These things seem to really effect her, and yet, she’s learned exactly zero lessons on how to keep it from happening over and over.

      • Realistic says:

        @molly I so disagree, the Kardashians brag about their wealth and privilege but many other celebs do but not all of them. Anyone bragging about wealty during a pandemic is “all publicity is good publicity” kinda celebs and I hope they get ripped apart. It’s sad that those 1% protests a few years ago apparently had no impact.

    • Meg says:

      first server job i had was at an ihop and while being trained in they told us as we’re introducing ourselves to the table to recommend the most expensive item on the menu so their bill would be bigger and your tip as well. And that was an ihop

  22. Nikki* says:

    Again with the internet gangs w/pitchforks. She was telling how they were horrified at being tricked by the waiter. Is it beyond what most of us will ever experience, financially? Yup. Was she hideously crass or venomous? Not even close to Goop, who RECOMMENDS stuff none of us can afford. Having said all that, she could easily have apologized, but instead, she accuses everyone of being bullies. I like her, but she REALLY needs to smarten up @ posts.

    • Rosa says:

      But why should she have to apologise? She didn’t tell people they should be eating in expensive restaurants and she didn’t recommend the wine or try to sell anything. She shared an experience in her life that shocked/surprised her. What’s to be sorry about?

    • manda says:

      I don’t think she needs to apologize but she does need to learn when to stop responding and trying to defend herself or act all crybaby when people get annoyed. does she honestly think she’s going to sway the herd mentality once it has turned against her? I can empathize with wanting to respond, though

      • Darla says:

        “but she does need to learn when to stop responding”

        OMG, this is the most important lesson any of us will learn on the internet. I first ventured out here in January 2002 when my then-hubby bought me a computer and a modem for Christmas. All beginning on political message boards. I got into so much trouble. Then I learned the hard way, don’t respond, if you must, defend or explain yourself ONE TIME, move on. I see so much twitter drama to this day, and I have even DM’d a mutual of mine (and I don’t DM as a rule) who was really digging herself into a hole and has enough followers that she was trending; walk away. Not one more word.

      • lucy2 says:

        This. If she chooses to engage with the public, she should ignore the nasty comments – going back and forth like that is never the best choice, especially for a celebrity.
        I think there’s also a lot to be said for listening to valid criticism, and being able to say “You know, you’re right, I was wrong” and learning from that, rather than being defensive 100% of the time.

  23. Elemele says:

    In other words, SHE started a thread, SHE wrote something stupid, and when people started commenting, she shot back with the sob story about her kid. And it’s a blow below the belt, because now people are monsters who attack a grieving mother (as if anybody was keeping tabs and was aware about the full timeline of her pregnancy).

  24. Justjj says:

    I feel like this is a really disgusting time in US history to flex your exorbitant wealth in any way, shape, or form.

  25. Amelie says:

    I used to find her so annoying because she seemed to insert herself everywhere and I was like why are you famous apart from being John Legend’s wife? I know she was a model back in the day but I had never heard of her until she married Legend.

    I actually found I was spending way too much time on Twitter and deleted the app off my phone. I now spend way less time looking at it since I’m forced to go through a web browser. I don’t understand how she can spend so much time on it. She’s got two young kids and she was doing this even before the pandemic started.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think it’s addictive, especially if you get a ton of responses and are looking to argue and bask in the attention. I don’t think it’s particularly healthy, for anyone.

  26. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    I’m noticing the difference in how people responded to Cardi B asking if she should buy some ridiculously expensive purse and Chrissy T. There was no faction saying that “Cardi is a wealthy celebrity what do you expect?” It’s interesting (as in classist)

    Chrissy T is insufferable. It was inappropriate at this time of mass suffering and THEN she is upset when people are not laughing with her. This was for the group chat. We know she is wealthy. We know she has had her FULL HOUSE STAFF working for her throughout this deadly pandemic. We know, we know, we know. But asking us to laugh with her at her “Oops, $13K gone!” moment and then being upset when we criticize her for it is too much.

    I am STILL in my feelings over Alison Roman losing her NYT column (who definitely cannot purchase $13,000 for a half bottle of wine and laugh about it) because of her and she shares this story as we are in a crisis. It’s one thing to share photos of your rich-@ss life on Instagram, it’s another to include the dollar amount–and that you didn’t even finish the bottle.

    She is surrounded by people to talk to, I don’t understand why this woman needs validation from us poors.

    • Drea says:

      They’re all out of touch and rich.

      What I didn’t see for Cardi B was the blowback on here, from the writers about buying some expensive thing during now times.

      What I didn’t see for J Lo was blowback on here about her outfit she wore to rehearsals with a Birkin bag, totaling more that most people’s yearly salaries.

      No, instead, CB, was like, look at this, yay!

      What I did see here was Chrissy sharing a story about how she got duped. She’s still a rich person.

      She can be a bit grating, for sure. But this is just stupid.

      • Queen Meghan's Hand says:

        Again, we know that she has had her FULL HOUSE STAFF still working for her during a deadly pandemic. We know that she lives in a house worth millions of dollars. We know, we know, we know.

        What is out-of-touch is to ask her followers many of whom are suffering during this unprecedented crisis (public health crisis, lack of money, lack of childcare, lack of food) where federal politicians are debating if they should give the poor and working poor, people under- and unemployed a one-time payment of $1400, “what’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?” You honestly don’t see what the difference is between asking this question to her followers during a time of financial and public health crises vs being caught by a paparazzo carrying a Birkin? Seriously? SERIOUSLY??

      • Drea says:

        I find it all grating, frankly.

        And just because J.Lo is smarter about her “look-at-me’s”, doesn’t mean she didn’t call the paps to photograph her wearing all that stuff.

        She has a more deft hand about it, that’s for sure, but it’s really not much different, in the grand scheme. Still out-of-touch rich people flaunting.

    • Kalana says:

      Alison Roman shittalked her own executive producer. She’s not a victim at all. She was selling out all over the place with Madewell and JCrew as a hipster type cook but threw shade at WOC so she could pretend she was somehow different. And she hated acknowledging the cultural roots for the food she made. I was just rereading all of this literally over these last three days.

      Alison created her own mess. She did all of that to herself.

    • whateveryousay says:

      Oh we defending that white woman who got dragged by everyone and who a lot of people posted how she has said and said shitty things about WOC?

  27. Drea says:

    This is a stupid take.

    Why the f* do people need her to be so relatable? She’s a celebrity, she’s entertaining. She’s not you’re friend.

    If you’re so upset about her stories, honestly it really says more about you. This is a quip from a rich person who got duped. If she bugs you, ignore, block, unfollow. She’s not your puppet to mold.

    Yes, the world sucks right now. If you don’t want to block, hold her feet to fire about donations etc.

    • Jules says:

      Ok Chrissy.

      • Drea says:

        Oh, I mean, no thanks. Would like to have the $$$, but her lifestyle and social media’ing are not for me.

        I just think people put way too much emotional energy into the lives of celebrities. And celebrities are gonna celebrity. So best just to think them ridiculous and go about your own life.

  28. Ariel says:

    The thing is she could have told the same story, and never mentioned the actual price. Just said- omg it was more than i knew a bottle of wine could cost, i freaked out.
    I mean, yes, most of us would never order something without looking at the price, but still, it was a poor choice.
    I enjoy her though.
    And i appreciate her sharing her heartbreaking experience this year, in that if it helped even one other woman who has been through that (or seen a family member go through it), it is a wholly decent thing for her to do.

  29. Jules says:

    She is a parasite, she feeds off of people’s attention and reactions. Purposely posts stuff that she knows is controversial, and then pulls the victim card when she gets called out. Same thing, over and over. She thrives on it, she must be an empty shell of a person to live like this.

    • Mrs. Peel says:

      Thank you Jules – I concur 100%. I don’t see other people’s attraction to her at all.

    • Queen Meghan's Hand says:

      From the outside, her life seems so full: her husband seems to adore her, she is the entire world to her children, she is close with her mother who is alive and healthy. I don’t understand why she needs to do this beyond her calculation that this performance helps her brand.

      • Jules says:

        But outside appearances are often deceiving… the Kardashians are the same, they have a lot of money but inside they have no self-acceptance or self-esteem.

  30. Kalana says:

    So Chrissy picked a fight on Twitter as a coping mechanism for how she was feeling. Okay. It’s not healthy and I hope she has the support she needs from her loved ones.

    • molly says:

      Exactly this. She’s been dealt some real tragedies in her life, and I have no doubt that she deals with the same day to day insecurities and uncertainty as the rest of us, but MAN her coping mechanisms are terrible. I scroll instagram explore page for hours in a ball and eat chips when I can’t deal. She kicks up drama on twitter and spends the rest of the night deeeeeep in her mentions with her feelings hurt. Put the phone down and walk away. That’s always an option.

      • Kalana says:

        They must be trying to get her to do that behind the scenes. She just seems like she needs help for how she feels and for her compulsion to involve the public.

      • Jenn says:

        @Kalana I really feel for her. I think she’s still emotionally grappling with having been targeted by hordes of QAnon followers, and that’s why she “involves people” online — like, the more she tweets and shares her grief (and plain ol’ grievances), the more human she’ll seem?? It is a losing battle.

  31. LaurenMichelle says:

    I cannot see one redeemable quality in Chrissy. John Legend is a sweet man, and I still do not understand why he married her.

    • Julia K says:

      She mentioned once in an interview that he tried to break up with her but she wasn’t having it.

  32. Valerie says:

    I used to kind of like her and find her funny, in that her tweets would get a little chuckle out of me whenever I ran across them, but holy frig is she ever annoying.

  33. Case says:

    I generally like Chrissy, but this is ridiculous. You can’t make a totally unnecessary tweet that is kinda offensive to the millions of people who have lost their jobs and then be like “how dare you make fun of me for this, I would’ve had the baby I lost this week!” I’m horribly sorry for her immense loss, but one has nothing to do with the other, Chrissy.

    Whenever she does videos on Instagram I can’t help but feel rather put off. She’s basically a Kardashian who is slightly more tolerable in personality. A nanny for each kid, a team of people living with her and John, and she’s always sitting in bed with no clothes on. It’s…weird.

    • Em says:

      Totally agree! I don’t follow her but I find her so off putting. The fact that she has the privilege to say something like that, not realize how distasteful it is, and essentially lazes around all day. Sorry, it’s gross and to my knowledge she doesn’t realize comparatively how good she has it- access to infinite mental health, wellness, financial, health, food resources that 99% of the population does not have. To be relevant in today’s world I do feel you have to have your finger on the pulse of what current events are and what your followers/other human beings are going through.

  34. whateveryousay says:

    Lord. People only follow her at this point to 1) enjoy her or 2) to purposely tweet at her hoping to get likes and retweets when they call her terrible or something else. To me this wasn’t tone deaf. It’s also not tone deaf if Cardi B wants to buy a damn purse. These all are rich people. Do you really think you would like it more if they “played poor?” I muted her a long time ago because I got tired of her tweets. She does a lot of navel gazing on twitter, like everyone else does.

    The only thing I would say is that she needs to do what Ava did and just limit her account so only people she follows can comment or retweet her. At this point if she doesn’t it does seem as if she’s using tweeter commentariat to distract her from her grief. Which doesn’t sound healthy to me.

  35. Watson says:

    Nothing about her tweet bothers me. I don’t really understand why we would expect her life to be financially relatable in any way. To hide her affluence would be hiding the way Kate Middleton does with her “she’s just like us!” PR which we all know is bull shit.

    I can’t afford horseback lessons, a nanny or any of the things she has. But i read her tweets as amusing because the underlying message of the wine story was “i was an idiot and was bamboozled”. We’ve all been there before. I also don’t fault her for showing her horseback riding as therapy for her depression. If I could do the same I would in a heartbeat. The tragedy is not her having access to therapy, it’s that not everyone does.

  36. Meg says:

    I find her funny a lot of the time, unlike social media influencers who just post naked selfies to get attention. A recent tweet about Oreos was funny but hes she does stuff like this as well.

  37. Chlo says:

    This hasn’t happened to me, but a server recommended a glass of champagne after a dinner that my friend and her husband went to *during restaurant week*. My friends said “okay!” The glasses were $75 each. Complain about restaurant week all you want, whether or not it’s good for restaurants or the servers, but that is shitty. I feel like this happens, it was just on a larger scale because they are chrissy tiegen and john legend. Also, she wasn’t like “this was delicious, y’all should try to order some of this!” she was shocked. I don’t get why people are piling on here.

  38. Valiantly Varnished says:

    It might have been a mistake to tweet that story but seeing the replies she got as well as how utterly insensitive and a-hole like people were to her on her post about Jack (a post completely unrelated to this tweet and yet people felt the need to bash her for it on a tweet about the child she lost) I’m Team Chrissy on this one. It was a funny stupid story and no she isn’t going to always tweet things that are relateable. She’s RICH and FAMOUS. And I think people need to stop expecting rich famous people to be “just like us” all the time. I read that tweet and honestly didn’t think anything of it. I kept scrolling. I feel like on Twitter people look for things to be offended by.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I saw the tweet and scrolled on by. What could one say and she got the engagement she wanted. It’s not like anyone’s disapproval is going to change her ways. I wonder what restaurant it was? Probably something with a $300 tasting menu.

  39. Chris says:

    I’m not defending her over involvement in social media, though this tweet was pretty mild on the Chrissy scale, but sometimes I think people are looking for reasons to be angry at her. There are certain celebrities that just annoy people and so every time that celebrity says anything, everyone piles on. You’re complaining that she’s out of touch because of her wealth, well so is every celebrity. They’re all posting themselves on Instagram in nice expensive clothing STILL TRAVELING and no one says boo. Yeah her tweets are annoying, but this is way too much energy wasted on being angry at her.

  40. EllieK says:

    This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I feel sorry for her. She doesn’t have any outstanding talents and her job is to be arm candy to more famous man. Her responsibilities include looking good as she accompanies John to events, staying relevant on social media while giving John babies (and she unfortunately recently had a miscarriage). She has money, yes, but no amount of money in the world would make me want to trade places with her, so I have some empathy even though she can be annoying and over-the-top with her “look at me, I need Sponsorships so I can try to contribute to this marriage that I’m second rate in” tactics.

    • Snuffles says:

      Chrissy is a very successful business woman. Best selling cook books, cookware line in addition to her modeling and endorsements. She brings plenty to the table.

  41. Em says:

    I don’t like her. I find her obnoxious and think she should be less focused on being performative for an audience. She is clearly out of touch, but tries to show how relatable she is which usually backfires. Then again our society reveres Instagram personalities and celebs over educated individuals. Our society is so disturbingly focused on using social media as a self esteem booster.

  42. Em says:

    Also she could be using her platform for good use despite not being a particularly intelligent or interesting person. She knows how much clout she has with people who follow her and how much exposure she has, rather undeservingly. She could be using it to talk about BLM, education disparities, food scarcity, anything. And no saying “we privately donate” isn’t enough….you have that platform. People who follow you are like your minions, use it to influence society positively rather than start Twitter wars.

  43. observing says:

    How did they get tricked? That’s the part of the story I’m more interested in learning about. Is it considered tacky to ask what the price of the wine is? If they got tricked into paying that much, then I could see how they would feel silly or even mad about it even if they technically could afford it. Nobody wants to lose that much in one go even if you have it. I’m not sure if that was the point of the story and it got lost when the price was mentioned.

    I would also like to learn the skill of upselling to that degree. Any pointers she could share from her experience would be great!

    • Jenn says:

      Mhm, exactly, it’s considered tacky to ask. There are upscale restaurants that don’t print prices on their menus at all (because “if you have to ask…”), and it’s so weird and cruel and classist. I actually thought Teigen was probably describing one of those.

  44. Olivoo says:

    This is ridiculous. Are we also gonna throw rocks at Angelina Jolie for taking pics in her huge house when people are going homeless? Or criticize Oprah for buying thousands worth of jewelry for Amanda Gorman when people are having to sell their things?
    She wasn’t even bragging about buying a ridiculous expensive wine. I would only find it ridiculous if that was the case. People really need to stop being so touchy and look for a way to be insulted every single time, it’s not a healthy way to live.
    Are you washing your hands everyday because of covid? Well, a lot of people don’t have access to running water. Are you going to the supermarket to buy food and get a cake as a treat? Well, people die of starvation everyday. Are you sharing pics with your family on your phone? Well, a lot of people can’t afford to buy a phone!
    Everything can be an insult if you have this perspective

    • Case says:

      I understand what you mean, but I think the point is that she went out of her way to make this joke and then got mad when people responded poorly. You’re 100% right that anything can cause offense with this attitude and I totally agree with you, but I think her reaction to people’s responses is what’s really kinda bizarre.

  45. L4frimaire says:

    A $13k bottle of wine, which is literally pissed away, while we’re fighting over giving Americans a one time $2000 check. Was it vintage from the 18th century? That would explain the off taste lol. Sure, I’d love to splurge and crack open a $350+ bottle of Opus One, but $13,000? You can get a car for that. She really is too extra and she knows it. I hope that waiter drank the rest of that wine. She made that post specifically so she could brag about it and get some traffic. It’s not anything to get super mad over because they’re wealthy and can afford it, but unless you’re a collector or some obsessive connoisseur, wines over $200/$300 aren’t going to do much more for you.

  46. Em says:

    It’s not that, it’s the constant need for comments, praise, approval, relevance. I don’t follow her on any platform but read about stuff in the news or on here. It’s not about being offended, but you can’t put yourself out there with those comments and expect to not have some reaction from followers who have lost jobs, worry about their next paycheck, worry about their kids health insurance having lapsed. Those other celebs you mention aren’t constantly bringing up their wealth or privilege on social media. Yes, her life experiences are vastly different than 99% of the world but the world has changed and she needs to understand that rather than lash out like a child when people criticize her. The fact that she can’t even see that displays her privilege.

  47. Maria says:

    She is a very insecure person and her occasional furious rants at her husband are borderline abusive, and her reactions to other people are always emotionally unhealthy.
    Very little that she does surprises me.

  48. Maria says:

    And honestly, the idea that some people are mentioning that the reactions to this are “unfair” because this is somehow a relatable story, to me, just kind of reeks of classism – how dare the great unwashed get offended, etc.

    And it’s one thing to display wealth – but another to lash out at people about it, after what seems to me to be a textbook “humblebrag”. But that’s just me.

  49. observing says:

    It is kind of an easy tweet to make a play/joke on. I think even if you’re not offended, a joke would likely just come to mind pretty quickly about the price of that wine and mentioning it online — even if you’re Jay Leno with his bajillion cars.

  50. observing says:

    I think she may have actually asked in the tweet before that what “the most expensive thing you’ve ever had that sucked.” Since she was actually posing that question, she was bound to hear some answers she might not like. If she hadn’t asked the actual question and just related the story as a funny thing that happened to her, she might have spared herself some of the responses.

    • Maria says:

      This is how I’m feeling.
      It would have been funny if it was just a random anecdote.
      But asking everybody how they’d been scammed financially and mentioning it provides a way different context.

  51. Laura says:

    Who among us hasn’t accidentally ordered a 13k bottle of wine…lol peasants

    (Sigh that’s more than my savings account for a house right now)

  52. tsk tsk says:

    Lowkey shade with that unflattering picture of her as the article pic? lol

  53. MrsPanda says:

    What’s with her pumpkin head?