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Donald Trump‘s Presidential win has obviously caused a major racial divide in the country, but who knew that it would feel as if we’ve gone back over 200 years.

Over the weekend, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to share a disgusting experience her and husband John Legend had while walking through JFK Airport in New York City. She tweeted that John was called a monkey by one of the paparazzi men, tweeting, “Paparazzi at JFK just asked me ‘If we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?’ And people wonder why celebs lose it in pics.”

While attending a panel for season two of Underground during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, John opened up to Variety about the incident, saying “We were right next to each other and we looked at each other like, ‘Did he really just say that?’ And he really said it. He basically called me a monkey.”

The singer, who is never afraid to speak his mind about the injustices in America, continued, “Black folks have had to deal with being called monkeys for a long time and dehumanization has always been a method of racism and subjugation of black people. That’s just part of American history and it’s part of the present, apparently. We saw it 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.” He added, “You know, 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 still exists.”

Per usual, John Legend said exactly what most people want to say, but ever so eloquently. What would Twitter do without he and Chrissy?

 

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