Writer Yashar Ali Tried To Come For Alison Roman For Cultural Appropriation And Chrissy Teigen Got Hit In The Crossfire

June 9, 2020 / Posted by:

I needn’t remind you that we are currently living in the inevitable hellscape that was kicked off the moment Christopher Columbus’ goofy little boot first touched down on North American soil. Many horrible yet predictable scenarios have come to pass since then, but if anyone had “Halloween themed race-based cookbook author wars waged on Twitter in the middle of a global pandemic” on their Great American Experiment bingo card, can I hit you up for some lotto numbers?

If last month you thought you could get away with not really knowing who Alison Roman is, I have bad news for you. The New York Times Cooking columnist who was put on leave after calling Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo sellouts in an interview, has made her mea culpas (which were eagerly accepted by Chrissy) and promised to be a better white lady, but that didn’t stop writer and internet personality Yashar Ali from digging into her Myspace profile from 2008 to find something incriminating to use when discussing Bon Appetit editor Adam Rapoport, who just resigned after pictures of him in brownface dressed as a Puerto Rican for Halloween surfaced. *pause for breath*

OK, you see, Alison used to work for BA, and Yashar is well known to be a diehard Chrissy stan. Yashar posted a picture of Alison dressed up as Amy Winehouse for Halloween, claiming she was pretending to be a Chola. Sadly if he was looking to score brownie-face points with Chrissy, it backfired, because his post was met with derision and his timeline became flooded with pictures of Chrissy dressed up as a “Native American Sweetheart” (per a similar look once offered by Yandy) for Halloween. Yashar has since deleted his original post, but shared it all the same accompanied by Alison’s response.

Many were quick to note that Alison’s Amy costume was actually spot-on, and unless Yashar wants to find a time machine and cancel Amy for cultural appropriation, he doesn’t really have a leg to stand on. Actually, I take that back. Let me not give the universe any more bad ideas. Leave Amy alone!

Seriously, I think Alison’s costume was pretty good. I was running around the streets of San Francisco on Halloween at 23 dressed as “Junky Brewster.” Where’s my cancellation? May it be swift and merciful. As many pointed out, Alison’s get up looks as inoffensive as a pair of cat ears and some eyeliner whiskers compared to Chrissy and husband John Legend‘s “Cowboy and Indian” couples costume of yore.

Great, now we are probably, at some point, going to have to listen to Chrissy either apologize for or defend this busted ass Leg Avenue number, all because the food publishing industry is a racist cesspool. Thanks for nothing, Christopher Columbus!

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