VRBO has come beneath fireplace for including Chrissy Teigen in its new tear-jerker commercial.
The mannequin has teamed up with husband John Legend on an advert for the holiday rental website, which aired throughout “The Voice” finale Monday night time.
However VRBO was quickly criticized for including Teigen in the emotional primetime spot after previous tweets got here to gentle the place she allegedly harassed younger girls including Courtney Stodden and Lindsay Lohan.
On-line critics — who allege that they had been being blocked by VRBO on Twitter and Instagram, publishing screenshots of proof — identified that the positioning mentioned it’s “A spot for everybody leaves no room for hate. In case you mistreat folks, there’s no house for you on Vrbo. Everybody deserves to be the place kindness guidelines.”
One person tweeted: “They went forward with the commercial. They might have a minimum of deleted her scenes.”
One other chimed in, “Oh Please- You’re partnered with Chrissy Teigen- a grown girl who harassed a 16 yr outdated child to go and ok*ll herself- spare us the faux compassion.”
A rental lister added, “My household and I exploit your service to checklist our property. We deserve higher than you utilizing @chrissyteigen as an envoy. This difficulty negatively impacts our enterprise. Please act now!”
VRBO has now turned off feedback on the advert’s YouTube web page.
Teigen and Legend had been chosen as VRBO’s first household in residence forward of the commercial, which reveals real-life Individuals being reunited following the pandemic -while Legend sings his model of Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now.”
They seem alongside their two youngsters, Luna, 5, and Miles, 3, in addition to Teigen’s mother, Pepper.
After Stodden revealed the alleged tweets earlier this month, a devastated Teigen, 35, apologized for her feedback, saying, “Not lots of people are fortunate sufficient to be held accountable for all their previous bulls–t in entrance of the whole world. I’m mortified and unhappy at who I was. I used to be an insecure, consideration in search of troll.”
She continued, “I’ve labored so laborious to offer you guys pleasure and be beloved and the sensation of letting you down is sort of insufferable, actually. These weren’t my solely errors and absolutely received’t be my final as laborious as I attempt however god I’ll attempt!!”
A supply near Teigen instructed Web page Six just lately that the Twitter queen is holed up in Los Angeles along with her household.
“She’s so uncooked and susceptible … I don’t know if she will come again to social media,” the supply mentioned.
VRBO didn’t reply to calls for remark.