Meri Brown Shades Christine Over "Mediocre" Cooking Show

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For the most part, people have had nothing but praise for Christine Brown's new cooking show.

Seriously, that Sister Wives white lasagna recipe looks hella good, and some of the THG staff doesn't even eat gluten!

But beyond the fact that Christine's recipes are delicious, mostly, people are just rooting for her to live her best life.

Not everybody is super stoked about this, however.

In fact, one notable person seems less thrilled, and maybe even downright bitter, about Cooking With Just Christine.

Did Meri just call Christine a mediocre copycat?

Because it sure looks like it.

Meri Brown Video Picture

Meri Brown seems to be in a deeply shady mood.

Her recent Instagram Story post includes a quote from one of the shadiest people in history -- Oscar Wilde himself.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness," the quote reads. 

Meri Brown IG imitation is the sincerest form of flattery quote

In another post, Meri made another allusion to the idea of someone trying to "imitate" her "greatness."

“I don’t worry about people ‘copying’ me," she quipped.

"Your next move can’t happen till I make mine," Meri wrote. "You’ll be behind.”

Meri Brown Prepares a Response

Meri also drew a winking face, referred to herself as an "OG," and tagged her friend Jen.

Why Jen? Because Meri does her own cooking videos with Jen as her co-star.

That, fans think, is why Meri appears to be trying to bitterly gatekeep the concept of a cooking show from Christine.

Christine Brown cooks with Mykelti 01 (white lasagna)

Christine's new spinoff isn't exactly taking up the Sister Wives timeslot -- or anyone else's.

It is a TLC web series, helping viewers to keep up with Christine.

Instead of having drama with Kody or grappling with the logistics of plural marriage, viewers get to watch her cook with a guest.

Christine Brown cooks with Mykelti 04 (white lasagna)

Obviously, this does mean that Christine gets a smaller viewership than the main show.

We're talking about a short-but-sweet cooking segment.

It's not messy drama with emotional stakes. But there are upsides to that.

Christine Brown cooks with Mykelti 07 (white lasagna)

There are no villains on cooking shows (well ... not this one, anyway), no shady editing.

This means that people can enjoy Christine just doing normal things -- because she has a lot of devoted fans who are happy for her.

At the same time, they can learn some delicious recipes that they can try for themselves.

Christine Brown cooks with Mykelti 08 (white lasagna)

For example, Christine's white lasagna had viewers head over heels.

While some of us would have to tinker with the recipe (that's a "no" on mushrooms for me, for example), that in and of itself is easy to do.

Christine even highlighted the ease of substitutions, noting how she used poultry seasoning on beef because she does not eat pork and thus did not include sausage.

Christine Brown cooks with Mykelti 09 (white lasagna)

But speaking of beef ... why is Meri apparently feeling this much contempt?

Fans are already dragging her for this apparent bitter resentment over a cooking show.

After all ... cooking is a super normal activity. Nobody "owns" cooking or the idea of a cooking show.

Meri Brown Selfie Alert

We're not going to sit here and psychanalyze Meri and her underlying motivations, but plenty of fans have already been taking a shot at it.

Some think that she is in some ways jealous of Christine for having the courage to just ditch Kody.

Others think that it's less complicated than that ... and Meri just doesn't like hearing Christine praised when she has her own gig.

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