Chrissy Teigen is many things: a cookbook author, a social media household name and a destroyer of trolls.
A recent internet spat confirms that all three titles remain applicable.
Chrissy Teigen is, formally speaking, the New York Times Bestselling Author of a cookbook. Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat, published by Teigen in 2016, catapulted her into the culinary limelight and secured her a place among the big names of social media.
Her approach to internet fame has been anything but dull. In fact, it's been a kind of Pandora's Box.
She's long proved herself the queen of clap backs, fending off trolls at the drop of a hat. Her biting responses have ensured that she's never appeared a pushover.
But Teigen's strong defense hasn't kept the trolls away AT ALL.
Rather, consistent public responses invited more and more bullies. Or maybe her glorious take-downs have just made us notice her trolls more than all the others.
Whatever the case may be, Teigen was in peak form after a recent critic on Twitter accused her of stealing recipes for that bestselling cookbook.
Teigen's response was absolutely on brand, featuring her characteristic mix of disregard and cheeky advice.
But this was not a troll willing to give away the last word.
They launched another jab back, and a brief back-and-forth ensued.
@chrissyteigen @dannychun Oh and he called me because his NY restaurant is closed and was reading the article about… https://t.co/PiPuOIR5fl— D’ Amore69 (@D’ Amore69)1589294895.0
@buckwheat1939 @dannychun please tell me who this chef mike is? so I can speak to him? I have never stolen a recipe… https://t.co/e1k7W7tVYr— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1589309680.0
The Twitter community was eager to join Team Teigen on this one.
@chrissyteigen @buckwheat1939 @dannychun Chrissy, unless “Chef Mike” wrote a cookbook and you copied it verbatim, I… https://t.co/mnCghsNiS8— Margaret's Folly (@Margaret's Folly)1589416955.0
@liamcourt92 @buckwheat1939 @chrissyteigen @dannychun https://t.co/58DZAc7bQJ— vaehanna (@vaehanna)1589407029.0
@buckwheat1939 @chrissyteigen @dannychun Wow. I dont know who you are but you have no manners, no class and no educ… https://t.co/um9RAGuAw3— Crown Maker (@Crown Maker)1589404594.0
And one person pointed out that the troll didn't know how to spell Filipino.
Nor did the troll realize Chrissy Teigen's mom is Thai.
@buckwheat1939 @chrissyteigen @dannychun Seriously, if you're going to spout off, at least spellcheck - "Filipino"… https://t.co/Brzo0elPY2— Elizabeth Dizon (@Elizabeth Dizon)1589401238.0
But by that point, Chrissy Teigen was no longer involved in the tug of war. Clearly, things had devolved enough for Teigen to opt out of any more engagement with the "friend of Chef Mike" recipe theft accuser.
After all, Teigen's anti-troll expertise includes a key piece of internet wisdom. Say your piece, get the deets and when they have none, get out of there before it gets too messy.