Chrissy Teigen's Cookware Line Dropped By Major Retailers After Cyberbullying Non-Binary Model Courtney Stodden
After facing backlash for cyberbullying a then-teenage Courtney Stodden, including allegedly telling the blonde beauty to kill themself, Chrissy Teigen’s cookware line has been yanked from big-box retail stores Macy’s and Target.
Teigen's “Cravings by Chrissy” line — dropped by Target on Friday, May 14 — was marked “unavailable” on Macy’s website on Sunday, May 16, according to The Sun. A search on the retailer’s site currently fails to turn up any results from the former model’s line.
The retailer’s move comes days after Teigen issued a public apology to Stodden — who recently came out as non-binary, using the pronouns they/them — for her hurtful words and barrage of online attacks.
While admitting she was an "insecure, attention seeking troll" when she sent those messages, noting she is "ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior," Teigen acknowledged that it's "nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel," she wrote on Wednesday, May 12.
Teigen told her Twitter followers that she tried connecting with "Courtney privately, but thought the public also needed to hear her words." She wrapped up her apology to Stodden by saying she hopes the Instagram influencer "can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am."
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Following Teigen’s Twitter plea for forgiveness, Stodden took to Instagram to claim that although they “accept her apology and forgive her,” their “truth remains the same,” and they alleged that Teigen never directly reached out to them.
Stodden continued: “All of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her ‘wokeness’ is a broken record,” they wrote on Wednesday, May 12, alongside a screenshot showing that the cookbook author has them blocked on the social media platform.
As OK! previously reported, the 26-year-old blonde bombshell claimed that Teigen bullied them when they were only 16 — following Stodden’s meteoric rise to fame after they married then 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchinson. The cookbook author would hurl insults at the teen bride online and in private, Stodden claimed.
"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 claimed. (A "dirt nap" refers to a dead person's burial.)
Although the two models have a different story of events, TMZ is reporting that Stodden would be open for a face-to-face meeting with Teigen to hash out their differences if they felt that Teigen “would be sincere” during the meeting.