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John Legend Talks About Racist Comment From Photographer

John Legend Addresses His Racist Encounter With Paparazzi: "It’s a Shame That Still Exists"

Chrissy Teigen tweeted about an awful encounter that she and husband John Legend had with a photographer after touching down in NYC last week. "Paparazzi at JFK just asked me 'if we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?' - and people wonder why celebs lose it in pics," she wrote. On Saturday, John sat down with Variety Studio at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and spoke about the incident, saying, "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. He basically called me a monkey." While the encounter was horribly racist, John reveals that he's "not hurt" because he's "stronger" and "smarter." Well said, John.

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