Chrissy Teigen Got Heat For Posting About Having Been Duped Into Buying A $13,000 Bottle Of Wine

February 4, 2021 / Posted by:

Brace yourselves for the shock of the century, folks. Chrissy Teigen got shit on Twitter for posting something ridiculous. We’re at the point where we can start categorizing these events with alarming specificity. This time it’s another one of Chrissy’s I’m Still Relatable Even Though I’m Hella Rich, Right? Right? tweets. Here’s a quiz. How relatable was Chrissy’s tweet?

A: Relatable: I was going to order a bottle of wine then heard the price and laughed.
B: Slightly less relatable: I went to a restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine that turned out to be more expensive than I expected.
C: Not at all relatable: I got tricked into spending $13K on a bottle of wine by a waiter.

If you guessed C — Winner winner, chicken dinner (hopefully enjoyed with a nice bottle of cab priced under $30.)

Chrissy’s tweet was in response to her own prompt “what’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?” which really could have just been a DM to FoodGod but nevertheless. Chrissy followed up with this reply.

According to Page Six, very few thought her story was cute.

People were quick to point out how tone-deaf the tweet was amid the economic downturn, in which many have lost their jobs due to the global pandemic.

“Did you recover?” one person tweeted. “Meanwhile people are out here drowning in debt, losing their homes, and can’t afford to see a doctor.”

A user shared, “One time I was forced into an ambulance and I am still paying the bill for the under 10 minute ride to the hospital 4 years later so I get where you’re coming from.”

You get the picture, plenty more where that came from. Chrissy defended herself in a tweet by saying “hey, not everything I say on my twitter is going to be relatable to you because it is my life and my twitter and my stories. I see your tweets, I get your jokes, you are so funny, yes, you really nailed me.” Then — the unthinkable happened. Chrissy’s “worst nightmare” came to pass.

OK, not THAT was a funny joke. But then she brought the tone way, way down by making reference to the miscarriage she recently suffered.

Gee, isn’t Twitter fun? I guess the old adage of “if you have to ask you can’t afford it” is true across the economic spectrum. Here I was thinking that if you’re rich enough to eat at a restaurant with a 13K dollar bottle of wine, and you don’t bother to ask how much that shit is, your bougie ass can afford a 13K bottle of wine. This is user error of the highest order and to blame the waiter is laughable. We all remember what happened when Oprah tried to buy that expensive bag in Switzerland and the lady wouldn’t let her see it! How is a waiter gonna look coming up to John Legend and his famously lippy wife telling him “it’s very expensive sir, are you sure?” And this was the waiter’s recommendation, not the restaurant’s sommelier? Something is not adding up!

The San Francisco Chronicle did a little digging trying to find out what wine she might have been served but concluded that “it’s really hard to spend $13,000 on a bottle of wine, even in a restaurant, where it’s customary for wines to be about twice the price they’d be in a retail shop,” adding:

To be clear, buying these bottles isn’t normal. Even the uppermost echelon of restaurants that have wines like these in their cellars don’t sell them to customers very frequently. Keeping bottles like these on the list is a bit of a prestige play for a restaurant, helping it win awards, and the restaurant might have only one bottle of each specific wine. Most of the time, in fact, wines like a ‘26 Latour aren’t being purchased at steakhouses, but at auctions. They’re collector’s items; a collector might be buying them to drink, but they equally might be buying them as an investment to sell later, similar to collectible pieces of art.

Well, NOW I can relate to her being pissed they cleared the bottle before they were done! She could have made up for the loss by filling the empty with Ernest and Gallo and selling it at auction!

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