Tyra Banks roasted over 'tone-deaf' picture: 'Delete this'

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

Tyra Banks is being slammed on social media after revealing she likes to order the same meal from the same restaurant on different apps to see who arrives first.

Taking to Twitter over the weekend she wrote, "Fun fact: I love ordering the same dish from multiple food delivery apps & restaurants at the same time…for real!

Tyra Banks poses on the red carpet
Tyra Banks is being slammed on social media after revealing she likes to order the same meal from the same restaurant on different apps to see who arrives first. Photo: Getty

"When the goods arrive, I rate and compare everything. Then I know what to order from in the future, and what to skip. Where’s your fave place to order delivery from?"

As many people have been left jobless since the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year, it's safe to say the Internet was not impressed by Tyra's "fun fact".

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While it's unknown if Tyra had anyone with her to help her eat all of the meals, many people found the post insensitive with some labelling it "tone-deaf".

Tyra Banks tweet
Tyra's tweet received a lot of backlash. Photo: Twitter

"A reminder that the pandemic and economic crisis only affect the poor. The rich are living their normal life of abundance," one user wrote.

Another wrote, "I had a panic attack about spending $23 on delivery the other night & have been dipping into savings to pay for groceries. I understand you did not have malicious intent with this post, but I hope you’ll understand why people are not responding positively. Americans are starving."

Fan slams Tyra Banks on Twitter
Some of Tyra's followers blasted her, saying millions of Americans are starving. Photo: Twitter

"People all over the country are going to bed with empty stomachs, Tyra. Delete this," someone else added.

One user suggested Tyra instead order food for the homeless next time.

"Tyra, if [you]’d like to show off some more, why don’t [you] post a screenshot of all your bank accounts? Can [you] imagine, in a pandemic, with so many people worried about where they’re going to get their next meal, you’re boasting that you order all at once just to rate which is best?" another said.

Someone else joked, "Picturing Tyra Banks going crazy in her house playing America's Next Top Takeaway."

One follower told Tyra Banks to delete her post
One follower told Tyra to delete her post. Photo: Twitter

Tyra recently took over as host of Dancing With The Stars in the US and some viewers are upset about her new role, with many asking for her to be replaced.

But the model appeared on Extra and revealed she doesn't pay attention to negative feedback, "You know what's so crazy is I don't read it."

She also made headlines earlier this year when controversial America's Next Top Model footage resurfaced including an episode where contestants were required to post as "different ethnicities" meaning they had to do brown and blackface.

Another example included a photoshoot which saw the women pose as model stereotypes, this included anorexia and bulimia.

Woman responds to Tyra Banks' ANTM tweet
Tyra also received backlash earlier this year for a non-apology over controversial episodes of America's Next Top Model. Photo: Twitter

Taking to Twitter, Tyra responded to the backlash, "Been seeing the posts about the insensitivity of some past ANTM moments and I agree with you. Looking back, those were some really off choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and am sending so much love and virtual hugs."

Many thought the apology wasn't enough with one Twitter user writing, "Say more about this. Which choices were off? What was off about them? Mere acknowledgement and genuine apology are not the same thing."

Another said, "This isn't even near an apology. She didn't even say the word sorry or apologise."

However, others defended Tyra and the show, saying it was a different time.

"I loved ANTM growing up. It was just a different time," one user wrote.

Another said, "You launched one of the most diverse television shows in history. Representation has always mattered to you, and we see that, too. We appreciate you."

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