Bloomingdale’s became the latest retailer to say no to a deal with the former model and so-called “Twitter queen,” on Tuesday, Page Six reported.
The luxury department store backed out of a deal with Teigen “at the 11th hour over its explosive cyberbullying scandal,” Page Six reported.
The news follows Monday’s report that Macy’s, which shares a parent company with Bloomindale’s, appeared to drop Teigen’s “Cravings by Chrissy” line of cookware from its website.
As first reported by The Sun, Teigen’s stylish cookware couldn’t be found on Macy’s site days after she was forced to apologize for tweeting from bullying and direct messages to Stodden 10 years ago, telling the 16-year-old media personality to take a “filthy nap”, suggesting they kill themselves.
Stodden, who is now 26, identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they / them. Who married a 51-year-old actor.
Stodden told the Daily Beast, “(Teigen) wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take a ‘dirt nap’, but DM me in private and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.’ “
Last week, Teigen issued a long apology to Stodden, saying in a series of tweets, “I’m mortified and sad for who I was. … I was an insecure, attention-seeking troll. I’m ashamed and utterly ashamed of my behavior, but it’s nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.
Despite Teigen’s apologies, Bloomingdale might have believed that the attention to what she had admitted to doing to Stodden was still too “toxic.”
Bloomingdale was close to signing a contract with the cookbook author and social media personality, which would see her host a promotional event for the store, Page Six said.
“They pretty much had it together… but had to cancel it,” a department store insider told Page Six.
The move announced by Bloomingdale follows Target’s announcement last week that it had stopped selling its products, after deciding late last year to end its exclusive deal with it.
Then, over the weekend, The Sun found that “Cravings” cookware was marked “unavailable” on Macy’s website. As of early Monday, terms such as “Chrissy Teigen” and “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen cookware” were still listed in the site’s search box, but once the search was launched, her products did not appear in the results. Instead, the researchers received the message, “We couldn’t find a match for your search. “
Macy’s has yet to confirm whether or not the “Cravings” line has been dropped due to the Stodden controversy, with Newsweek reporting on Monday that it has yet to receive a response from the retailer.