Chrissy Teigen, prolific tweeter and all-around national treasure, is never afraid to say what’s on her mind—even if that means she makes a mistake from time to time. She’s also not afraid to own said mistakes and apologize when she thinks it’s necessary, which she just did after a recent tweet didn’t go over so well with some of her fans.
Here’s what went down. Teigen tweeted what she meant to be a joke about her mom, writing, “My mom treats her air pods like they’re disposable. buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had….a cord.”
Some fans were upset at what they perceived as a comment that flaunted Teigen’s wealth and privilege. “Me, reading this after spending the night googling selling plasma. Why so many people follow these out of touch rich people is beyond me. And let’s not even get into the environmental implications of this,” one person commented. “Cool. I can’t afford to see the heart specialist my primary told me I need to see,” another tweeted. Another said simply, “Your family needs higher taxes.”
Teigen, unlike some celebrities, did not go on the defensive and instead addressed the feedback in a series of tweets. “Oh man I haven’t checked my mentions for a bit and I didn’t realize how many people were super pissed off about this. It was meant as a joke (and exaggeration) about how my mom doesn’t realize air pods are with a cord are headphones but it came across as super tone deaf and icky,” she wrote.
“I promise I will not always say the right thing in the right way but I also promise I hate disappointing or pissing you guys off,” she continued. “I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an asshole.”
She even responded directly to some fans.-
Chrissy Teigen’s mentions are now filled with people either thanking Teigen for addressing the issue and those who thought it was funny in the first place. I guess that’s what amounts to a successful day on Twitter in 2019.