Chrissy Teigen calls on New York Times to reinstate Alison Roman
Chrissy Teigen wants to make it clear she had no part in Alison Roman’s “temporary leave” from the New York Times and called on the paper to bring her back.
Following their internet spat and subsequent news that Roman’s regular food column had been shelved, Teigen responded to a Twitter critic, “I very publicly forgave Alison and that was real. When I said I don’t believe in being canceled 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.”
Earlier, she responded to a separate tweet asking if her beef with Roman had been squashed, “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.”
Teigen also noted that she is “getting very much blamed” for Roman’s unexpected leave.
Their tiff began earlier this month when Roman slammed Teigen in an interview, claiming that the “Cravings” cookbook author had “sold out.”
“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,’ Roman said to The New Consumer. “That horrifies me and it’s not something that I ever want to do. I don’t aspire to that.”
Teigen admitted on social media that she was hurt by the scathing comments.
“This is a huge bummer and hit me hard,” she confessed. “I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social, and praised her in interviews,” she tweeted along with a link to Page Six’s reporting.
Roman immediately apologized for her “flippant” and “careless remarks,” adding, “Being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not my thing and don’t think it’s yours, either (I obviously failed to effectively communicate that). I hope we can meet one day, I think we’d probably get along.”
Despite the pair making amends, the Times confirmed on Tuesday that Roman’s column was “on temporary leave,” but didn’t elaborate on the rationale.
Page Six has reached out to the New York Times for comment.
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