Chrissy Teigen Defends Herself Over $13,000 Bottle Of Wine Tweet After Backlash
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Chrissy Teigen has defended herself on Twitter after the Lip Sync Battle star rubbed some of the platform's users up the wrong way by tweeting about accidentally ordering a $13,000 (£9,500) bottle of wine while out for dinner.
Teigen is known for being candid on her Twitter account and earlier this week had revealed she was having a tough time of it as her son Jack - who she and husband John Legend lost last year due to complications with her pregnancy - would have been due to be born this week.
Evidently, though, a follow-up throwaway story wasn't read in the context of Teigen's week by some of her followers and she started trending for the wrong reasons.
The 35 year-old had tweeted: "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!!!"
Many people found this amusing, but she started trending after receiving a growing backlash too.
Among thousands of quote-tweets, one user wrote: "HAHAHAH I hate it when I go for dinner and the bill is someone's annual salary but it's okay because I can afford it."
Another wrote: "Accidentally getting charged $13,000 would be life ruining for basically every person I know and it's just a quirky anecdote for you."
Teigen has now hit back, tweeting: "Me, sharing story of getting screwed over by a waiter. Shares story of rough week, baby would have been born. Feeling anxious, sad. You: let's f***ing own this rich b**** for retweets."
She went on to add: "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."
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- chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 3, 2021
Teigen went further than that, too, and started replying to posters in order to stand up for herself.
One follower responded to Teigen: "I'm sorry you shared a really f***ing insensitive story about casually throwing away $13,000 on a platform for all to see during a recession/job crisis/pandemic?
"That it is a rough week for you does not mend the horrors of what everyday ppl are going through that u could NEVER."
The model fired back: "My god. I am a real person you know. Are we having rough week olympics?"
She went on to say: "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."
Teigen's tough week is set to continue, with the star set to undergo surgery for endometriosis, a condition where the tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places.
She tweeted: "My little Jack would have been born this week so I'm a bit off. I truly feel kicks in my belly, but it's not phantom. I have surgery for endometriosis tomorrow... but the period feeling this month is exactly like baby kicks. sigh."