AceShowbiz - New York Times food critic Alison Roman's column is "on temporary leave" after a string of comments made by the journalist about stars including Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo.
Earlier this month, May 2020, Roman made headlines after she made insensitive remarks about Teigen and Kondo's respective businesses, telling the New York Post's Page Six gossip column in an interview that Teigen's Cravings website was a "content farm" and that author Kondo, star of hit Netflix series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo", had "sold out."
However, a representative for the publication confirmed to the Daily Beast on Tuesday, May 19 that Roman's column has been placed "on temporary leave" in the wake of the comments, which sparked a heated Twitter exchange between herself and Teigen.
According to the outlet, the New York Times spokesperson did not indicate how long the leave would last nor did it state a specific reason as to why.
Taking to Twitter, Teigen admitted she was hurt by Alison's remarks, explaining they "hit me hard" and adding, "I have made her recipes for years now, bought the cookbooks, supported her on social (media), and praised her in interviews."
"I genuinely loved everything about Alison. Was jealous she got to have a book with food on the cover instead of a face... I guess we should probably unfollow each other @alisoneroman."
Roman later attempted to apologise for her words, insisting, "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 hurtful..."
"I need to learn from this, and I'm going to use it as motivation to do and be better."