Well, that plan went ka-bloom.
Page Six learned that Bloomingdale had backed off a deal with Chrissy Teigen at the 11th hour over her explosive cyberbullying scandal.
Macy’s – which shares a parent company with the Upper East Side institution – appeared to ditch Teigen’s “Cravings by Chrissy” kitchenware line this week after model Courtney Stodden (who uses neutral pronouns) revealed Teigen encouraged them to kill themselves in private Twitter messages when they were just 16.
We’re now told Bloomingdale was hours away from signing a contract with the Twitter personality and cookbook author, which would see her host a promotional event for the store, but pulled the plug on Monday at because of the toxic press swirling around Teigen.
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“They pretty much had it together… but had to cancel it,” a department store insider said.
Stodden rose to fame in 2011 when they married actor Doug Hutchison, then 51, at the age of 16.
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In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Stodden said that Teigen publicly tweeted messages to them, including “I hate you,” “my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap” and “go. Sleep. Forever.” They also revealed that the Sports Illustrated cover model sent them a private message telling them to kill themselves.
“Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die’,” Stodden told The Daily Beast.
Teigen apologized last Wednesday, writing on Twitter: “Not many people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all of their bulls passed in front of the whole world. I am mortified and sad for who I was.”
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She added: “I was an insecure and attention-seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but it … is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. . “
A source close to Teigen said Macy’s removed the products from its site because people expressed their anger at the Stodden scandal in product reviews, but the source added that the company had not made a decision on whether find out if Teigen products would be available again from Macy’s. in the future.
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Teigen is married to musician John Legend.
Bloomingdale’s reps did not respond to us, and a Teigen rep declined to comment.
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