Reporter Fired After Twitter Spat With Chrissy Teigen

'Now that I have some free time on my hands, maybe she wants to hire me'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2016 10:43 AM CST
Reporter Fired After Twitter Spat With Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 14, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Chrissy Teigen recently did an interview with Us, and for the headline, the celebrity weekly went with, "Chrissy Teigen: We’re Hiring a Night Nurse for Baby." The pregnant supermodel wasn't happy, tweeting Saturday, "so I am nice enough to choose to stop and talk to you guys and you use the last of many questions as your headline because you ... know it will make me look like a poor, uncaring mother and get people talking. Awesome. Doesn't go unnoticed." She wasn't wrong—that same day, she also responded on Twitter to a few people who took issue with her choice (sample: "you have NO idea what I am utilizing the nurse for. She isn't solely taking care of her or stealing 'precious time'"). Eventually the Us reporter who interviewed Teigen, Jon Warech, got involved—and he ended up losing his job over the tiff, the New York Daily News reports.

"I asked 3 questions and all of it is in the article. This feels like misplaced anger," he tweeted, followed by a screenshot of his interview notes that he sent Us: "for the record I don't write headlines. I send this," he wrote. Teigen responded that "whoever wrote this knew it would stir up some s---" and called the headline "click bait," but Warech insisted he thought it was "pretty factual." Sources tell the Daily News he was let go by Us Monday. "I felt the need to defend the story and my reporting style," Warech tells the newspaper. "We didn't 'use the last of many questions' and none of the three questions were 'extremely personal,'" which Teigen also claimed on Twitter. "Now that I have some free time on my hands, maybe she wants to hire me as her night nurse," Warech adds. (Click for more of Teigen's responses to haters.)

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