Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are Confronted by Racist Paparazzo

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are a united front. (Photo: AKM-GSI)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend may have been flying the friendly skies, but their landing in New York was anything but pleasant.

The 31-year-old model took to Twitter on Thursday and put a paparazzo on blast after she was asked racist questions with her husband by her side.


Teigen continued, “I was very kind. Answered cooking questions, then he came with that. F****ng disgusting. The photog also threw out an anti-Semetic ‘joke.'”


Many fans tweeted messages of outrage and support, while some were shocked at Chrissy’s ability to stay calm. When one person told her she should have “clocked” the guy, she replied, “Nah. They live for that photo and lawsuit.”

Legend has yet to address the matter on social media, but he and Teigen will be looking out for the paparazzo in question.

“Guess we’ll find him when he puts the video out. That he edits the s*** out of since he didn’t get clocked,” the Cravings author added on Twitter.

This isn’t the first time Teigen has shed light on a racist encounter. Back in 2015, she also tweeted about getting slurs thrown her way.

“I dropped my sunglasses this AM on Santa Monica blvd and this seemingly normal looking dude screamed “f***ing ch-nks always dropping s***… like that’s not even a stereotype. get your s*** together. What a bad racist,” the Sports Illustrated cover girl, who is of Norwegian and Thai descent, wrote. “We were the only ones on the block and he screamed it from 5 feet away. Then when I acknowledged it he said ‘oh now the oriental can hear.'”

What a lovely start to the day.