I have definitely bought a coffee to use the Dunkin’ Donuts bathroom a few times. It’s only right. Chrissy Teigen had the same idea—just in a more expensive way.
Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen responded to a tweet about a purchase she made once to use a department store bathroom—and stirred up some controversy about privilege.
“One time I saw you at Barneys and you bought a Celine bag so you wouldn’t feel guilty about asking to use the bathroom. I knew I loved you before but that solidified it,” a Twitter user wrote to Teigen.
“Wowowowow anyone that knows me knows this is very true all too often,” Teigen responded.
Now, I don’t know how this Twitter user actually observed the situation. Did she hide behind a chair and follow Teigen from the hand bag section to the register and then to the bathroom? That’s creepy!
On Instagram, Teigen also shared a text exchange about buying wedding dresses because she felt guilty about trying them on.
Regardless of the veracity of the story, folks on social media reacted critically to the post, unable to fathom how someone could just buy a three thousand dollar bag to take a piss.
This isn’t the first time Teigen has gotten called out for tone deaf statements about the ease in which she can acquire luxury items and simply replace them. She tweeted about her mother treating “her air pods like they’re disposable” back in November.
“Buys a few a months. she says they would be easier to not lose if they had…a cord.”
Look, we all know Chrissy Teigen is famous, rich, quirky, and usually candid about her privilege. But right now, when many people are losing their jobs or struggling, it might not be the best time to be so conspicuous about buying a luxury purse just to use the toilet.