This beef has been quashed.
Late on May 11, Chrissy Teigen returned to Twitter after stepping away a day earlier amid swirling drama. A feud had erupted last week when New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Alison Roman criticized the model-turned-"Cravings" cookbook author as well as minimalist brand mogul Marie Kondo in an interview with The New Consumer that hit the internet on May 7. Chrissy, a longtime fan of Alison's, was devastated.
Alison immediately emailed Chrissy an apology and issued a public mea culpa but Chrissy still decided to step away from Twitter as the internet weighed in. However, following Alison's second public apology — which she shared on social media on May 11 – Chrissy re-activated her account and gracefully acknowledged it, making sure fans knew the perceived feud was over.
"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," Alison captioned two slides of a lengthy apology note she posted on Twitter. (Read it in full here.)
A few hours later, Chrissy opened her account again and responded in a series of tweets. "Thank u for this, @alisoneroman. To be clear, it never once crossed my mind for u to apologize for what you genuinely thought! The comments stung, but they moreso stung because they came from u! It wasn't my usual news break of some random person hating everything about me!" she explained.
Chrissy lamented how the internet loves to jump on drama and make things worse. "I don't agree with the pile-on, ppl waiting with bated breath for apologies, deciding if that apology is good, the ppl who say u were right & never needed to in the first place – there are so many different types in this kind of situation & tbh, I just want it to be over," she continued.
In a tweet aimed directly at Alison, the Twitter savage wrote, "I think we are alike in so many ways. I remember the exact time I realized I wasn't allowed to say whatever popped in my head-that I couldn't just say things in the way that so many of my friends were saying. Before, I never really knew where I stood in the industry, in the world. Eventually, I realized that once the relatable 'snarky girl who didn't care' became a pretty successful cookbook author and had more power in the industry, I couldn't just say whatever the f— I wanted. The more we grow, the more we get those wakeup calls." Chrissy added, "Oh! but how I still think some of those things. I just maybe don't unleash on my peers on super public platforms lol."
The mother of two also empathized with Alison but still held her accountable. "I often comment about how I wish I could get away with what I used to, now, but the truth is, I don't. I've learned a f—ton from my years being watched (& read) and I can really say it makes you a better person! It makes u think about the impact of what u say/who it might hurt."
It was clear as she wrapped up that Chrissy wanted a truce too. "I still think you are incredibly talented," she told Alison. "And in an industry that doesn't really lend itself to supporting more than a handful of people at a time, I feel like all we have are each other! And honestly, for the past few days, every time I saw a shallot I wanted to cry, but I do appreciate this and hopefully we can all be better and learn from the dumb s— we have all said and done."
Chrissy went on to praise Marie, who has not publicly weighed in on Alison's comments. "If anyone needs a lesson on how less is more, please look at the amazing Marie Kondo, who so very wisely didn't say s— through any of this," she tweeted. "And if anyone is wondering why someone with 12 million followers would go private, it's because there are still a LOT of people who don't follow me who hate me, and I didn't want to see it. that's all," she explained of her decision to briefly go private.
In Alison's interview with The New Consumer, she had this to say about the "Cravings" author and Target cookware line founder: "What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me. She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it's just, like, people running a content farm for her. That horrifies me and it's not something that I ever want to do. I don't aspire to that. But like, who's laughing now? Because she's making a ton of f—ing money."
After reading it, Chrissy responded on Twitter.
"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," Chrissy wrote on May 8.