Chrissy Teigen Apologizes for ‘Super Tone Deaf’ Comments About Her Mom Treating $159 Airpods as ‘Disposable’

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Another day, another rich celebrity offending us ordinary people.

This year, we have learned that celebs can be a little narrow-minded when it comes to flaunting their lifestyles on social media and it results in making us less-privileged feel a little annoyed with their arrogance.

Chrissy Teigen is the most recent to find herself under fire for a rather “tone deaf” comment she made about the way her mom treats her “disposable” $159 AirPods.

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It seems that today in 2019, the rich and famous really aren’t afraid to flaunt their wealth…

And with a big thanks to social media, flaunting their privileges and fortune has never been easier!

It’s no secret that the Kardashian/Jenner clan aren’t exactly stuck for cash, and they take a lot of pleasure in showing off their staggering wealth to us poorer folk on Instagram.

She recently faced a backlash for showing off her $3 million Bugatti Chiron that she casually bought earlier this year. She has since deleted the video she posted of the flash car, but people all around the world were quick to call out the reality star for being insensitive and self-centered.

Especially with A-listers like the “self-made” Kylie Jenner, who have been lucky enough to be born into a life of luxury and fortune.

But for some celebs, a simple comment or joke can be taken in the completely wrong way.

Chrissy Teigen is the most recent to be criticized for a comment that she made online recently.

The thirty-three-year-old is very popular on social media.

Chrissy, a former model, and TV personality, is best known for her marriage to singer John Legend, who share their daughter Luna, and their son Miles together.

And she never holds back on social media.

The rapper last week spoke about how every year, he takes his eighteen-year-old daughter to the gynecologist to check if her virginity is still intact, and Chrissy simply tweeted, “Did not think we would be talking about hymens today. Or T.I.”

One of her more recent tweets caused a stir.

“My mom treats her AirPods like they’re disposable. Buys a few a month. Says they would be easier to not lose if they had… a cord,” she wrote about her mom’s clear AirPod addiction.

Standard Apple AirPods cost between $150-$250, with the new AirPod Pros costing a staggering $320.

But “the joke” sparked a discussion about wealth inequality and she was roundly criticized for being out of touch.

“Most of your followers can’t afford medicine but this is definitely a thing you can tweet,” one sarcastically wrote, while another simply wrote, “Imagine being able to afford a pair of AirPods.”

“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,” she wrote on Thursday. “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 went on to say, “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. I’m sorry and I will do better to not be such an a******.”

Many were still offended by what she had joked about her mom’s extreme spending.

“It’s not about how you said it. It’s the fact that some people are starving while others can treat $150 AirPods as disposable,” one follower wrote. “I love you Chrissy but seriously, stop pretending this is about tone and start campaigning for wealth redistribution.”

She wrote of how she and John do a lot for society, and how the tweet was intended as a simple joke that she is now sorry for.

Chrissy went on to say that she realizes that people are struggling and that she will try her best to be better.

It’s clear that Chrissy’s heart is in the right place, and the fact that she was brave enough to speak out to her fans who were criticizing her shows that she understands the mistake that she made and that she is truly sorry for it.