The wife of John Legend has previously declared a break from Twitter and Instagram after she got attacked by online trolls in the wake of her feud with the food writer.
During a chat with the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column, Alison explained she was “horrified” by the popularity of Chrissy’s kitchenware line at U.S. retailer Target off the back of a successful cookbook – comments Chrissy later admitted, “hit me hard.”
The mother-of-two opted to remove herself from sites such as Twitter and Instagram for a short period, but made her return on Monday (May 11) night, as she acknowledged Alison’s apology but insisted she hadn’t needed to say sorry.
“Thank u for this, @alisoneroman,” Chrissy wrote in response to the apology. “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!”
“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, “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**k I wanted. The more we grow, the more we get those wakeup calls.”
Chrissy Teigen returns to social media after Alison Roman apologized.
Chrissy’s comments come after Alison issued a second apology to her, in which she acknowledged the role of “white privilege” in her initial slam of the cook.
“I’m not the victim here, and my insecurities don’t excuse this behaviour,” she said. “I’m a white woman who has and will continue to benefit from white privilege and I recognize that makes what I said even more inexcusable and hurtful… I need to learn from this, and I’m going to use it as motivation to do and be better.”