Chrissy Teigen attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020 … [+]
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Chrissy Teigen is generally a formidable Twitter achievement. With 13.6 million followers, Teigen has reached a large audience through her sharp wit and relatable content.
But audiences this size aren’t always a blessing, and it just gets harder and harder to win the public’s affection – that is, when you’re fabulously rich. There was a time when you could base your entire online personality on hating Donald Trump and tweeting one-liners about Animal Crossing.
But the times have changed; The global pandemic has caused most citizens to dramatically change their attitudes towards the rich and famous. Get stuck in a mansion similar to the set from Parasite is not the same as being confined to a tiny, overpriced rental apartment; Hence, these obscenely wealthy celebrities seemed a lot less relatable.
When Teigen tried to entertain her millions of followers with cute engagement bait, she asked, “What’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?” she followed him with a weird touchless anecdote.
Don’t you just hate it when that happens?
Imagine if you were rich enough that you could comfortably sit in a restaurant that offers $ 13,000 worth of bottles of wine without feeling anxious. For millions of American workers, the value of that single bottle of wine would be life changing.
The economic instability of the pandemic has made that for billionaires business is booming;; but for ordinary Americans the coronavirus pandemic has pushed Millions unemployed and in poverty.
Hence, Twitter users have shared with Teigen how privileged she is (at least from a bank balance perspective).
As Teigen watched the backlash occur in real time, she tried to explain herself, stating that her stories wouldn’t always be available to the public.
Of course, it’s not exactly uncommon for a celebrity to make an extravagant purchase. But in the context of Teigen’s sweet engagement bait, the wine story is clearly designed to be related. it should eventually spark another conversation, an exchange of similar stories from followers.
And to be casually able to spend $ 13,000 on a single bottle of wine accidentally bought, with the only negative consequence of critical comments on Twitter, looks boastful at best. This is just not the time to flaunt obscene amounts of wealth.
Next time Teigen might want to keep these anecdotes to himself. There are a tiny number of people who could relate to this story.