Chrissey Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

This time, the model/cookbook author/consummate Twitter influencer, famous for her relatable™ style of social media posting, tried to play the ever-popular quote-tweet game. “What’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?” she asked her 13 million followers on Wednesday. Her personal pick: “One time John [Legend, her husband] and I were at a restaurant and the waiter recommended a nice Cabernet. We got the bill and it was 13,000 dollars. HOW DO YOU CASUALLY RECOMMEND THAT WINE. we didn’t even finish it and it had been cleared!!!”Commence the usual fray, with some people infuriated at Teigen’s comment (in a pandemic, you say this??), and others defending her for sharing her anecdote. (Which, it is worth noting, is a story from her pre-pandemic life.) Summing up a lot of people’s feelings was this tweet from writer Andray Domise: “I had to send money to a stranger today—a good chunk of the savings that I’ve only now been able to scrape together in the couple months since my partner found work—to stop them from being unhoused. Meanwhile this doofus is laughing about spending 13 racks on accident.” Others jumped in, pointing to Teigen’s right to spend what she’s got—after all, she’s never hidden her wealth—and to be more considerate of her recent tough times after a pregnancy loss. Writer Roxane Gay added: “The people y’all love to hate on here are disproportionately women. Might be worth some reflection.”