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John Legend is Responding to a Paparazzo Calling Him a Monkey

Last week, Chrissy Teigen Tweeted about an incident that happened at JFK airport during which a Paparazzo asked her, “If we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?”

In a video for Variety from the Sundance Film Festival, Legend is responding to the incident. “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.”

“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.”

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