Chrissy Teigen says sorry after 'tone deaf and icky' tweet sparks anger

Julia Hunt

Chrissy Teigen has apologised after making a "super tone deaf and icky" joke about her mother and her AirPods.

The model sparked a backlash about wealth when she posted a message on Twitter saying that her mum treated the headphones (which cost around £150) as if they were disposable.

Chrissy Teigen attends the LA premiere of Netflix's "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" at ArcLight Hollywood in September 2019 (David Livingston/Getty Images)

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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.”

Some fans thought Teigen was showing off about the family’s wealth, with one posting “we get it, you’re rich”, and another saying: “I'm thinking about how much food that could buy.”

However, the cover girl has now insisted that she was just making a joke about her mother not realising that AirPods with cords are just headphones.

The star, 33, tweeted: “Oh man I haven’t checked my mentions for a bit and I didn’t realize how many people were super p***** off about this.

Chrissy Teigen Twitter message

“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.”

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Teigen added: “I promise I will not always say the right thing in the right way but I also promise I hate disappointing or p****** you guys off.

Chrissy Teigen Twitter message

“I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an a******.”

The model is married to US singer John Legend.

The couple tied the knot in Italy in 2013 and have two children together – daughter Luna, three, and son Miles, one.