Two weeks after making comments about Chrissy Tiegan and Marie Kondo that sparked widespread criticism, the New York Times has suspended chef and food writer Alison Roman's biweekly column. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it's just people running a content farm for her. Both objects of Roman's ire are, as many noted, women of color. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target.
'That horrifies me and it's not something that I ever want to do.
The model recently chose to put together a box of goodies to promote her food website, including cookbooks, some cookware and other related, branded merchandise, which she then sent out to a few celebrity pals. "Someone's like 'you should make stuff, ' and she's like, 'okay, slap my name on it, I don't give a sh-!'" she said in the interview.
'I bought [Roman's] cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. Man, that makes it sound like she had to turn in her badge and her spatula. "I don't aspire to that". Teigen accepted the apology graciously, offering her own Twitter thread in return.
Roman has apologized and said she was "deeply embarrassed" about comments she made regarding Teigen and Marie Kondo's businesses in an interview with the New Consumer published last week.
"I still think you are incredibly talented", Teigen wrote. "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!"
The NY Times has said Roman is on a "temporary leave", but has not commented further.
Teigen was quiet for about a day after the news broke, but on Wednesday, she came to Roman's defense in a tweet.
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". "I need to learn, and respect, the difference between being unfiltered and honest vs. being uneducated and flippant", she said in part.
"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", Teigen wrote in a tweet. Roman brought up that Teigen had exploded as a cooking star despite a modest background in the culinary field.
Teigen co-wrote her successful cookbook Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat with author Adeena Sussman back in 2016.