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."
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.
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.
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?