It’s been one hell of a week for John Legend and his supermodel girlfriend Chrissy Teigen. Following Chris Brown’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to air out her frustrations over his apparent lip syncing, tweeting, “Live singing is a helluva thing.” Since then hoards of Chris Brown’s fans have been tweeting Chrissy Teigen with death threats, and telling her boyfriend R&B crooner John Legend that he better do something with his girlfriend.
Teigen spoke about the tweets on twitter, saying, “I’ve had comments ranging from ‘kill yourself you stupid HO’ to ‘gold digging c_nt’ ‘get a f-cking job’, etc. because I don’t like him?…seriously. this isn’t your f-cking job. You guys are too young for this sh-t. too f-cking young. stop being psychotic. be strong women. listen to opinions without spewing pure maliciousness…John [Legend] has gotten numerous comments about him needed to “leash” me or “control” me. FROM WOMEN. please stop this. What are you even doing this for? some good music and dancing? good god. DO BETTER.”
Legend has kept silent until now, but earlier in the day took to twitter to express his anger about the treatment his girlfriend Chrissy Teigen has received over expressing her opinion.
The tweet from Legend reads as follows:
Personally, I don’t think @chrissyteigen’s existence is pointless. Nor anyone else who dares criticize a performance
Every artist has to be ok with the fact that some people won’t like their work. All critics aren’t “haters”
And don’t ever tell me to put my “b-tch on a leash”. She’s a grown woman with her own mind and her own opinions and this is not 1950.
His direct tweet about artists respecting others opinions referenced an earlier tweet made by Chris Brown. When Brown heard about the death threats he told “Team Breezy” to settle down, tweeting, “Team Breezy! Lets stop sending death threats! I know y’all bout that life but it’s the wrong message! Ur turning haters into victims! And that only furthers their pointless existence.”
Which side are you on? Better yet, do you think twitter is making it easier to carry over the school yard bullying mentality? Sound off here!