Target and Macys have both decided to drop the Chrissy Teigen cookware line. While Target made the decision in December, Macy’s may have dropped Teigen amid serious claims. Allegedly, the star bullied a 16-year-old online in 2011. The model, who has a very well-established presence on Twitter, has come under fire after media personality Courtney Stodden alleged Teigen sent them abusive private messages over the platform.
Teigen allegedly sent the DMs in 2011 that told Stodden to commit suicide. Stodden faced intense media scrutiny at the age of sixteen over their marriage to fifty-one-year-old Doug Hutchison, an acting coach. The now 26-year-old sat down with The Daily Beast and said that Chrissy Teigen repeatedly told them to end their own life.
“She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take a dirt nap, but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die’,” they said.
Chrissy Teigen’s Cookware Line Disappears from Target and Macy’s Sites
Chrissy Teigen’s “cravings” line has disappeared from Macy’s and Target’s websites. While some directly link this to the controversy, Target has explicitly stated that’s not the reason.
“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,” a brand representative told Page Six.
The fact that Chrissy Teigen’s books are still available on Target supports this idea. However, the timing definitely raises some eyebrows. The cookware line was removed from Target’s website on Friday.
Meanwhile, Macy’s has also dropped Teigen’s cookware from their website. Stodden encouraged brands to drop Chrissy Teigen’s products. Whether or not Macy’s dropped Teigen’s line because of the controversy is unknown. The timing has people questioning the decision.
Teigen apologized on Twitter but also allegedly has Stodden blocked. The model said that they never received any sort of apology in person.
“I accept her apology and forgive her,” Stodden said. “But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private.”
They also said that the apology “feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her “wokeness” is a broken record.”
Chrissy Teigen’s apology expressed embarrassment and regret for her past actions and didn’t deny the allegations.
“I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be,” she wrote. “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.”
For Chrissy Teigen, It may be too little too late. However, Stodden has expressed openness to meet with Teigen in person.