John Legend Has Spoken Out After a Paparazzi Called Him a "Monkey" - And it's the Best
Last week a horrible paparazzi asked John Legend whether he "Evolved from Monkeys" while at JFK Airport with his wife, model, Chrissy Teigen.
John Legend has now spoken out about the horrendous remark:
"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 — and it's part of the present, apparently," continued Legend, in Sundance to promote Underground, which he executive produced. "We saw with the former president, [Barack] 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."
You go Legend! Tell the paps whats up!