To The Racist Paparazzo Who Attacked John Legend, This Statement Is For You!

John Legend speaks out on racist paparazzo.

John Legend is too classy and composed to come unglued after one paparazzo’s racist comments.

He’s way too strong for that!

Related: Chrissy Ditches John For The Women’s March

The musician opened up for the first time about the racist incident that occurred last week on Thursday, when he and wife Chrissy Teigen were subjected to extremely offensive racist and anti-Semitic comments as they arrived at JFK airport in New York.

Chrissy tweeted about the entire ordeal, and now her husband has spoken about the incident with Variety.

The Love Me Now singer said:

“We were right next to each other and we looked at each other like, ├óΓé¼╦£Did he really just say that?’ And he really said it. He basically called me a monkey.”

He continued:

“Black folks have had to deal with being called monkeys for a long time and dehumanization has always been kind of a method of racism and subjugation of black people and that’s just part of American history ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and it’s part of the present, apparently. We saw with the former president, Obama, whenever people wanted to discount him or discount his wife, they compared them to apes. And we’ve seen that frequently. I’m not hurt by someone saying that to me because I’m smarter, I’m stronger. I look down on that person that would say something like that. But it’s a shame that it still exists.”

We’re BEYOND sorry and appalled that he had to experience something like this, but we’re also in awe of his composure and eloquent response regarding the whole thing. We wish the guy who sucker punched Nazi Richard Spencer had been there to clock this paparazzo as well!

Well, we can dream!

Watch a video of John speaking out (below):

[Image via WENN.]

Jan 23, 2017 11:52am PDT

Share This

Related Posts

More Like This