Don’t Tell Chrissy Teigen How to Make Beignets
And she’s not about to sugarcoat her frustration, saying, if you don’t like it, ‘Make your own thank you goodbye’
Some celebrities are reluctant to share their personal lives with their fans. Chrissy Teigen is not one of those celebrities. Her chill willingness to welcome fans into the day-to-day life of her family, especially in the kitchen, is legendary (no pun intended). But even her patience has its limits.
This became clear, if it wasn’t before, last week, when the model/TV personality/cookbook author/social-media phenom posted a short video on Twitter showing crispy beignets being scooped out of the fryer, beneath the caption “beignet sunday!” She followed it up with a video showing the beignets, now generously coated with powdered sugar, being enjoyed by her family. Teigen’s husband, John Legend, said he “absolutely” approved of them.
But not everyone approved.
“Aren't you supposed to let the oil drain and then sprinkle them lightly with powdered sugar? These look like the sugar got wet and melted. Still look good but the sugar looks pasty,” wrote one Twitter commenter.
“To everyone saying this: Just shut up already,” she tweeted. “They were awesome and this is how *we* like them, sugar sticks to the hot oil and I eat them piping hot when they’re crispy and perfectly moist inside. Make your own thank you goodbye.”
Except she wasn’t quite done. In a follow-up post, Teigen wrote, “I can’t make ANYTHING without you guys being exhausting. like do you hear yourselves ever.”
Maybe not, because after Teigen shared a video of her kids and a friend messily enjoying “john’s sweet chili chicken wings with jerk cole slaw,” which she said “makes for amazing face masks,” the response was still not to Teigen’s taste.
One reader asked what Teigen and Legend were “doing to make the world a safer … place” for their children, and Teigen (again) had had enough. She retweeted the ponderous post and responded, “On a post about chicken wings. Y’all are gonna be the death of me.”
Totally get the frustration. Also get the feeling it might be time to take a brief break from social media – at least from reading the comments?