Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo on Monday again received apologies from New York Times cooking columnist Alison Roman, who was ‘deeply embarrassed’ over the ‘stupid, careless and african restaurants melbourne cbd insensitive’ remarks she made at their expense.
The Nothing Fancy author, 34, took to Twitter with her full mea culpa after insinuating that Teigen and Kondo’s respective brands were inferior and overly commercialized in a recent interview.
‘I’ve thought a lot this weekend about my interview and the things I said,’ said Roman, who had previously apologized after the initial controversy, in less detail. ‘I know this is a lengthy note (succinctness has never been my strong suit). I appreciate you taking the time to read.’
The latest: Chrissy Teigen, 34, and Marie Kondo on Monday again received apologies from New York Times cooking columnist Alison Roman, 34, (R) who was ‘deeply embarrassed’ over the ‘stupid, careless and insensitive’ remarks she made at their expense
In the extended note, Roman said, ‘I need to formally apologize to Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo’ after using ‘their names disparagingly to try and distinguish myself, which I absolutely do not have an excuse for.’
The culinary author called her words ‘stupid, careless and insensitive’ and admitted she need to make changes in her personal conduct moving forward.
‘I need to learn, and respect, the difference between being unfiltered vs. being uneducated and flippant,’ Roman said. ‘The burden is not on them (or anyone else) to teach me, and I’m deeply sorry that my learning came at Chrissy and Marie’s expense.’
She said that her remarks were ‘rooted in my [her] insecurity’ with a tinge of jealousy, to boot.
Reflective: The culinary author called her words ‘stupid, careless and insensitive’ and admitted she need to make changes in her personal conduct moving forward
No mess: Marie Kondo, snapped in Austin in 2017, has not engaged in the online scrum
‘My inability to appreciate my own success without comparing myself and knocking others down – in this case two accomplished women – is something I recognize I most definitely struggle with… I don’t want to be a person like that,’ she said.
She said that she was ignorant in exhibiting ‘white privilege’ as she ‘singled out two Asian women,’ adding that ‘being blind to racial insensitivities is a discriminatory luxury.’
‘I know that our culture frequently goes after women, especially women of color, and I’m ashamed to have contributed to that.’
Teigen, 34, thanked Roman for the apology, saying that she thinks she’s ‘incredibly talented’ and respects her credentials in the culinary world.
‘The comments stung, but they moreso stung because they came from u!’ Teigen wrote. ‘It wasn’t my usual news break of some random person hating everything about me!’
Out and about: Teigen was snapped in LA March 7, about a week before the national lockdown commenced
Response: The social media star expressed her admiration for Roman in a tweet
Props: She also praised Kondo for keeping out of the messy back-and-forth
Kondo had yet to publicly address Roman’s apology on her social media page as of Monday evening.
The brouhaha began last Thursday when Roman denigrated the respective brands of the women in a chat with the outlet , saying that both brands were boosted by fame and marketing over quality content.
‘Like, what Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me,’ Roman said. ‘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.’
She also said that Kondo, a 35-year-old organization expert, ‘decided to capitalize on her fame’ and in doing so, was ‘completely antithetical to everything she’s ever taught’ in putting out products.
She added: ‘I’m like, damn, b****, you f***ing just sold out immediately! Someone’s like “you should make stuff,” and she’s like, “okay, slap my name on it, I don’t give a s***!”‘