Chrissy Teigen is being dragged for an out of touch tweet

Dusty Baxter-Wright
·4-min read
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Chrissy Teigen is usually the undisputed Queen of Twitter, but one of her latest tweets didn't land that well with fans, later starting an interesting debate about how relatable celebrities should be.

While the model, 35, is usually praised for her killer clapbacks and open and honest approach to social media, Chrissy ended up going viral for all a slightly different reason yesterday [3 February].

It all started when Chrissy asked fans to share stories of meals that had cost a lot of money but that have been disappointing. "What’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?" she wrote to her 13.6million followers.

She followed the tweet with a story of her own: "One time john 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 U CASUALLY RECOMMEND THAT WINE. we didn’t even finish it and it had been cleared!!! [sic]"

Some fans quickly hit out at the model for her somewhat out of touch comment, explaining that it felt like a bad time to brag about paying for a $13,000 (approx £9.5k) wine you didn't even like.

Someone replied, "Many are commenting on the fact that Chrissy Teigen has too much money and is out of touch but can we also acknowledge that this server is an absolute legend."

Another put, "The thing about the 13,000 dollar wine which is still very, very, very out of touch with reality" and a third said, "Read the room."

Other followers were supportive of Chrissy, though, pointing out that if you're following a supermodel who is also married to multi-award winning singer John Legend, they're likely to have quite a lot of money.

Chrissy later responded to the criticism, tweeting:

"Hey, not everything I say on my Twitter is going to be relatable to you because it is my life and my Twitter and my stories. I see your tweets, I get your jokes, you are so funny, yes, you really nailed me. Honestly, I will be that person for you. it is fun to gang up on me. I *see* the convos that bring you together in your owning of me. I make it easy. have fun."

She also replied to a now deleted tweet explaining that she wasn't trying to brag, adding that they do donate money to charity behind the scenes. She put, "I really dunno how that was bragging. but I do donate, so much, I promise I do. The public stuff is very public and the private stuff is, well."

Not sure what you think, but this feels like quite an interesting conversation to be having. Is it brash of Chrissy to be sharing a story of spending thousands of dollars on a bottle of wine, or should she be allowed to share the realities of her life on her own Twitter account? Maybe it's a badly timed tweet, but should an A-list celebrity have to edit parts of themselves, when they're usually praised for being so 'authentic' on social media? Hmm.

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