Chrissy Teigen Roasted For ‘Unrelatable’ And ‘Tone-Deaf’ Tweet About Accidentally Buying $13,000 Bottle Of Wine

Chrissy Teigen roasted as "unrelatable" on Twitter for tweet bragging about John Legend accidentally buying a $13,000 bottle of wine.

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The pandemic unleashed widespread economic ramifications and sweeping job losses, especially on the poorest households. In this time of financial instability and so many Americans worried about how they’ll feed their families, Chrissy Teigen thought now was a great time to tell the story of how she accidentally purchased a $13,000 bottle of wine. Read the room, Chrissy.

On Wednesday, Teigen asked her 13 million Twitter followers: “What’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?”

Then, the celebrity used her own question to tell a humblebrag anecdote of how she and her husband John Legend bought a luxurious $13,000 bottle of wine. Think of how many Two-Buck Chucks you could buy instead.

“One time john and I were at a restaurant and the waiter recommended a nice Cabernet. We got the bill and it was 13,000 dollars. HOW DO U CASUALLY RECOMMEND THAT WINE. we didn’t even finish it and it had been cleared!!!”

People immediately reacted by pointing out how “unrelatable” and “tone-deaf” Teigen’s “rich person” story was, especially at a time when so many people are struggling financially.

One person tweeted, “One of my nine student loans is the same cost as that bottle of wine. it’s like… are u guys serious?”

Another joked, “Happens to me all the time.”

A Twitter user snarkily said, “This one time at @Qdoba the guy making my burrito asked if I wanted guac. Of course I did. Cost me an extra $1.50. HOW DO YOU CASUALLY OFFER ME GUAC?! #theyrejustlikeus.”

Someone asked, “Chrissy Teigen really is our Marie Antoinette, isn’t she?”

Another remarked, “HA! The waiter knew he had 2 suckers. Well played!”

A user joked, “red lobster would never do this to someone and that’s why i don’t f*ck with restaurants who don’t offer free cheesy biscuits.”

One commenter quipped, “My husband and I were marginally inconvenienced by a 13 thousand dollar bottle of wine- Chrissy Teigen.”

Someone wrote, “i had to work 5 jobs as a full time college student to afford tuition and chrissy teigen could drop the same amount on a bottle of wine and be like ‘teehee oopsie.’”

One Twitter user said, “I aspire to lack self-awareness to this deranged extent.”

After posting her own “L,” Teigen responded to the criticism by saying, “Hey, not everything I say on my twitter is going to be relatable to you because it is my life and my twitter and my stories. I see your tweets, I get your jokes, you are so funny, yes, you really nailed me.”

Then Teigen lashed out at the poors for having the audacity to question her and her bottle of wine that’s worth more than your 2017 Toyota Corolla, “Me, sharing story of getting screwed over by a waiter. shares story of rough week, baby would have been born. feeling anxious, sad. you: let’s f*cking own this rich bitch for retweets.”

This isn’t Teigen’s first tone-deaf tweet, and definitely not her last.

In November 2019, the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model wrote, “My mom treats her air pods like they’re disposable. buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had….a cord.”

Many saw the tweet as insensitive towards people struggling financially, and Teigen issued an apology and promised to “not be such an asshole.”

“Oh man I haven’t checked my mentions for a bit and I didn’t realize how many people were super pissed off about this. It was meant as a joke (and exaggeration) about how my mom doesn’t realize air pods are with a cord are headphones but it came across as super tone deaf and icky. I promise I will not always say the right thing in the right way but I also promise I hate disappointing or pissing you guys off. I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an asshole.”

Then in January, Teigen was ripped again for her privileged life after tweeting, “My therapist says I need something that I do for just me, as I have absolutely nothing currently lol,” Chrissy wrote in a tweet on Saturday. “Today begins my journey into the horse world.”

The internet reacted by lambasting Chrissy Teigen, who has a net worth of $75 million.