Alison Roman is not having a good month, and now some of her fans are coming out to defend her as the fallout from her extremely tone-deaf and mean-spirited attacks on Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo have real-world consequences. The New York Times writer’s food column has now been placed on “temporary leave” despite her apologies to both women. While many are cheering the move as appropriate in the face of Roman’s remarks, even Teigen herself is cautioning against “cancel culture.”
As fans and critics alike rush to comment on the latest part of this ongoing saga, is the reflection on what went wrong taking place?
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Alison Roman insulted Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo
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I never imagined that I’d be on the cover of a magazine like @fastcompany! Following your joy will take you places beyond your wildest dreams. Thank you @fastcompany for sharing how my partner @takumi.kwhr and I built @konmari.co and how tidying is more than a trend – it’s a movement to choose joy! To read the full story, click the link in my profile. Photo by @cararobbins.
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In an interview with The New Consumer, Roman had the opportunity to build even more visibility and fans for her growing food business. The cookbook author and food writer has tremendously popular recipes and is well-known for her fun, easygoing vibe in cooking instruction videos. She definitely had the ingredients for a successful career in the “lifestyle influencer” category, a coveted role that has brought many people lucrative careers following their passions.
When asked about her goals and aspirations, however, Roman made it clear she didn’t have her sights set on this kind of work. Rather than leaving it at that, she took the opportunity to attack two women who she sees as having “sold out” by using their influence to profit from lifestyle-oriented products and advice. When …
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