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    Alison Roman Has Apologised And Ended Her Feud With Chrissy Teigen And Marie Kondo

    "I'm a white woman who has and will continue to benefit from white privilege and I recognise that makes what I said even more inexcusable and harmful."

    Over the weekend, Alison Roman — who is a bestselling author and food columnist for the New York Times — came under fire for her comments about Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo.

    In an interview with New Consumer, Alison criticised both of them for capitalising on their fame and making "stuff that you can buy."

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    If you're not aware, Chrissy has a lifestyle brand called Cravings, which includes cookbooks, cookware and a blog. On the other hand, Marie is an organisational expert and bestselling author who has earned mainstream success due to her Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

    If you've read the article, you know things get more heated. Alison accuses Chrissy of running a "content farm" and calls Marie a "bitch" who has sold out on the minimalist lifestyle that made her famous in the first place.

    Unsurprisingly, Chrissy got wind of Alison's comments and voiced her hurt and disappointment in a Twitter thread.

    this is a huge bummer and hit me hard. I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article.

    She also announced earlier today that she was taking a break from Twitter in response to the backlash she's received.

    Meanwhile, people were quick to point out that Alison only went after Chrissy and Marie — two WOC — and didn't mention white women who also run lifestyle brands and cookware products.

    okay so alison roman having such an issue with marie kondo and chrissy teigen making money off of their passions and interest but has no problem with whatever the fuck gwyneth paltrow is doing says a lot

    While Alison did issue an apology tweet to both Chrissy and Marie earlier this week, she has followed this up with a lengthier note on her socials, saying that her actions were "stupid, careless and insensitive".

    "I need to learn, and respect, the difference between being unfiltered and honest vs. being uneducated and flippant."

    "The burden is not on them (or anyone else) to teach me and I'm deeply sorry that my learning came at Chrissy and Marie's expense. They've worked extremely hard to get to where they are and both deserve better than my tone deaf remarks."

    "My inability to appreciate my own success without comparing myself to and knocking down others — in this case two accomplished women — is something I recognise I most definitely struggle with...I don't want to be a person like that."

    "I'm not the victim here...I'm a white woman who has and will continue to benefit from white privilege and I recognise that makes what I said even more inexcusable and harmful."

    There's no word yet on Chrissy or Marie's response to Alison's latest apology. But what do you think about it?

    And you can read Alison's full apology here.

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