John Legend Defends Kim Kardashian Against Offensive Twitter Comments
By Chelsea Stone. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Twitter.
It looks like John Legend has learned a thing or two from his wife, the reigning Queen of Twitter Chrissy Teigen. In a valiant, knight-in-shining armor move, the musician used his social media powers for good, taking to the platform to stand up for Kim Kardashian in the face of a rude Internet bully.
ICYMI, Legend and Teigen are couple friends with Kardashian and her husband Kanye West. I mean, they do have a lot in common, being married celebrities with kids and all. The foursome doesn't shy away from putting the friendship on display for the world to see via social media. In fact, Teigen has been the one standing up for Kardashian via Twitter in the past, perhaps most notably after Kardashian was the victim of an Internet firestorm following her horrific robbery at gunpoint in October. More recently, Kardashian announced last month that she and Teigen are starting a book club together, and late last year, Teigen revealed that she had volunteered to be Kardashian's surrogate "in a second" if the reality star was looking for alternatives in order to have a third child. It's safe to say they're close.
It was the topic of Kardashian's plans to expand her family that prompted this current Twitter drama. A few days ago, a story circulated that Kardashian hopes to have another baby, which she talks about in the next episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. This prompted writer Stuart Stevens (who Teigen actually follows), to give his unwelcome opinion on Kardashian's family. Quoting the story, he wrote: "Sometimes it seems the Chinese might have been on to something."
This extremely rude jab is presumably in reference to China's now-abolished one-child policy, which dictated that Chinese citizens could have only one child to control population growth, or otherwise they would face fines, sterilizations, and abortions. The policy also resulted in infanticide and the abandonment of millions of Chinese female babies because of a traditional preference for males.
Upon spotting the offensive comment, Legend was quick to call out Stevens in defense of his friend, and really women and moms everywhere. "That was pretty awful," the singer wrote in reply. "Shame on you."
And that, my friends, is how you shut down obnoxious comments on social media. I'm taking notes over here.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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