Chrissy Teigen is the undisputed Queen of Twitter. From clapping back at users who tell her how to parent to taking aim at a NY Times editor, there's nothing that her cutting wit can't handle.
Earlier this month, New York Times opinion section staff writer and editor Bari Weiss took to the micro-blogging site to share a picture of Team USA figure skater Mirai Nagasu's impressive feat at the Winter Olympics. Nagasu landed a triple axel, a move that had never been done at an Olympics before. The problem wasn't the sharing of the photo, but the caption which read, "Immigrants: They get the job done."
It’s called perpetual otherism or perpetual foreigner syndrome. No one is ashamed of the word immigrant but it’s tiring being treated as foreigners all the time. You made a mistake. It’s okay. But people are really giving you calm, great insight. Just learn and breathe. All good. https://t.co/DmvdvBpG9Z— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 13, 2018
A Twitter storm quickly erupted as users pointed out that Nagasu isn't an immigrant, she was born and raised in California. Rather than apologizing, Weiss replied to the controversy defending the original photo and critiquing those that hit out at her. "Do you need another sign of civilization's end? Here's one: I tweeted "Immigrants: we get the job done" with a video of Mirai Nagasu's triple axel. The line is a Hamilton reference. I know she was born in Cali. Her parents are immigrants. I was celebrating her and them. For this tweet I am being told I am a racist, a ghoul and that I deserve to die. So I deleted the tweet. That's where we are."
Teigen, aka Clapback Queen, soon had her own retort for the writer. "It's called perpetual otherism or perpetual foreigner syndrome. No one is ashamed of the word immigrant but it's tiring being treated as foreigners all the time. You made a mistake. It's okay. But people are really giving you calm, great insight," wrote Teigen. "Just learn and breathe. All good." In another, Chrissy pointed out Weiss' original statement differed from her recount. "Also you said they, not we. But it's okay."
Just a few hours later, clearly on a winning streak, the mother of two responded to a tweet by Kevin Sorbo, who starred in Hercules and is an avid supporter of the POTUS. "Only in America are legal citizens labelled "Racists" and "Nazis" but illegal aliens are called "Dreamers," the actor wrote. Chrissy's retort? "Hot take, boy xena."
Queen of Twitter, Queen of Clapbacks, Queen of our Hearts.