Bloomingdale’s Pulls Chrissy Teigen’s Cookware Following Toxic Press About the Model’s Bullying
Chrissy Teigen was recently put in the limelight for having bullied reality star Courtney Stodden on Twitter when she was 16. It wasn’t just teasing her about something silly—it was some pretty intense bullying, encouraging Stodden to kill herself.
Teigen apparently told the teen that she hated her, could not wait for her to die and wanted her to “go to sleep forever.” Stodden also said that Teigen messaged her privately messaged to tell her to kill herself.
After the story came out about the awful things she said, Teigen sent a public apology to Stodden over Twitter. It read:
“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls**t in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but God I will try!”
Stodden said the apology was not adequate for her liking—and a lot of brands who worked with Teigen actually didn’t think they could promote her any longer.
Target was one of the first retailers to pull Teigen’s cookware line “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen” from their shelves.
“We made the mutual decision in December to no longer carry the cookware line, given our continued focus on brands we develop and that can only be found at Target,” the company said in a statement.
Now, Bloomingdale’s is following suit. The store was was just “hours away” to signing a deal with Teigen for a promotional event at the store, but they pulled it after all of the “toxic press swirling,” the New York Times promoted.
“They pretty much had it together … but had to cancel it,” said an insider of the department store.
Macy’s is also toddling with the idea of pulling Teigen’s line over the scandal, and took some of the products off the shelves in the meantime.
What do you think of what Teigen did, and her apology to Stodden? Do you think other retailers should pull her cookware?