But Teigen's "oriental" debate didn't end there. The cook book author then clarified that while she's not personally offended by the term, she does recognize how outdated it is, saying that she excuses people who use it under "forgivable ignorance."
Teigen continued to reiterate her point, adding that she wouldn't get mad over someone not using the term "Asian American" -- which only seemed to further anger some of her followers, who argued that tolerating others' ignorance was another way of maintaining the status quo and perpetuating racism.
I agree, it might not be offensive to her but it's considered offensive to many. It perpetuates cultural ignorance
But back to Teigen's Twitter controversy. This isn't the first time the new mom has made waves on the social media site. Just last month, she found herself fighting off users who misinterpreted her sarcastic tweet about Amber Heard.