Macy’s has reportedly
pulled all of model and activist Chrissy Teigen’s cookware products from its line of offerings after she issued an apology for bullying a teenage celebrity.
alleged abuse took place in 2011 and 2012 when model and reality star Courtney Stodden was just 16 years old.
Not the first store to drop the model’s line
Target also reportedly dropped Teigen’s line amid the controversy late last week.
On Thursday, Fox Business reported that Target opted to remove her cookware line.
“The retailer has pulled [Teigen’s] Cravings cookware line from its website,” Fox Business reported. “However, her trio of Cravings cookbooks remain available on the site.”
In a statement, a Target spokesperson said, “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.”
Target — though it has insisted that it dissolved the Teigen partnership as early as December — had Teigen’s merchandise live for sale on its website as late as April 17, according to an internet archive search.
What are the details?
The New York Daily News on Monday reported that all of Teigen’s products were inexplicably gone from Macy’s website following a search.
“On Monday, a cursory search failed to turn up any results from Teigen’s ‘Cravings’ line following Target removing the line from its website on Friday,” the outlet reported.
The collection debuted at Macy’s in 2020.
Indeed, an archive search found that at least 27 of Teigen’s products appear to have been available up until Sunday before they were unceremoniously yanked from the store’s inventory.
Macy’s has yet to publicly comment on the reports at the time of this publication.
Over the last several months, Stodden — now 26 and who identifies as non-binary — has spoken out about Teigen’s historical relentless bullying.
In one such instance, Teigen, who was in her mid-20s at the time, wrote, “@CourtneyStodden My Friday fantasy: you. dirt nap. mmmmmm baby.”
In another instance, Teigen tweeted at the model and wrote, “Go. to sleep. forever.”
Teigen also at one point tweeted, “@CourtneyStodden I hate you” and was said to have sent a private message to Stodden on social media advising suicide.
“[Teigen] wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself,” Stodden told the Daily Beast. “Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.'”
Teigen’s harassment and that of many others, Stodden told the outlet, came as the model and TV star faced media criticism for marrying 51-year-old Doug Hutchison in 2011 at the tender young age of 16.
Following the revelation, Teigen issued an apology to Stodden, which said, “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,” Teigen continued. “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!!”
Teigen reportedly blocked Stodden on Twitter following the apology.
Stodden wrote, “I accept her apology and forgive her. But the truth remains the same, I have never heard from her or her camp in private. In fact, she blocked me on Twitter. 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.”