Soul singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are one of social media’s most prolific couples, sharing their lives and family with their fan bases that collectively total in the tens of millions. When their latest pregnancy ended in sadness and they posted about it on social media, they got a lot of support from others. Terry Crews was one of those and now people are accusing him of making it about himself.
Crews’ tweets have now become a meme unto themselves. Recently, Chance the Rapper tweeted a controversial item about Kanye’s possible run for President and fans began to explain why his tweet was unacceptable. He seemed fixed on his views until he received an endorsement from Terry Crews, also via Twitter. Chance then tweeted withdrawing his previous statements and said, “I am for black liberation and do not accept my recent endorsement from Terry Crews.”
In an interview with The Talk, Crews defended his comments and took issue with how others had responded. “What I said was, defeating white supremacy without white people could create Black supremacy,” Crews told the daytime TV hosts. “In Black America, we have gatekeepers.” Crews also added that he felt excluded purposefully because of his “mixed-race” wife.
Legend and his wife met on the set of his “Green Light” video famously and have been together ever since. Chrissy’s following on Twitter has been known to be active in protecting her from other trolls that are the normal when you’re a social media star, and even John knows better to mess with her due to her fans.
Appearing on the Armchair Expert Podcast recently, John knows that Black Twitter would eviscerate him and his career if he ever cheated on his wife and children, and let’s that fire under him keep him on the straight and narrow.
“I feel like it almost makes it less likely that I would do anything to f*ck it up. Chrissy has 12 million Twitter followers. If I were to do anything, it would be career suicide. It would be terrible. It just gives you another reason to not f*ck it up.”
Though the power of social media can be great, it can also be too much for many people. The type of access to celebrities and their personal lives that social media has brought has been both a gift and a curse, with clearly documented effects of the celebrity culture. Lately, Teigen has been suffering from an outsized portion of it due to some alt-right trolls that have taken up an imaginary crusade against Teigen.
She’s tweeted about the treatment she’s received before, but after posting about the baby that they lost during childbirth, the social media love took a darker turn – despite people sending their well-wishes.
Terry Crews was one of those people whose message was lost in the discourse around whether John Legend and Chrissy Teigen had overshared their experience to their detriment.
Crews tweeted a message of support, even sharing that him and his own wife had lost a child, and that he knew their pain. The Internet took Crews comments differently as intended, making a field day out of the fact that he’s thoroughly become a meme at this point on social media – and used the opportunity to come after him once again.
See the tweet below.