Chrissy Teigen is apologizing for a joke that didn’t go over so well.
The model and cookbook author made a joke about her mom’s understanding of air pods. She tweeted, “My mom treats her air pods like they’re disposable. buys a few a month. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had….a cord.”
But many people didn’t find the humour in Teigen’s joke, calling it tone-deaf to the disparity between the rich and poor.
It wasn’t until Teigen checked Twitter again that she realized that she messed up.
“Oh man I haven’t checked my mentions for a bit and I didn’t realize how many people were super pissed off about this. It was meant as a joke (and exaggeration) about how my mom doesn’t realize air pods are with a cord are headphones but it came across as super tone deaf and icky,” she wrote.
She added, “I promise I will not always say the right thing in the right way but I also promise I hate disappointing or pissing you guys off. I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an a**hole.”
Yet reading through the responses to her apology it would seem most people don’t feel the mother of two needed to apologize.
“I understood what you were saying. Moms are funny. It was hilarious,” said one user.
Another pointed out that people get offended over the smallest thing. “As far as ‘things to get offended over’, that was not one of them honestly…” they wrote.