What John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Just Did for NYC Protesters is Awesome

December 8th 2014

ATTN: Staff

Despite predictions that protests on behalf of Eric Garner would subside, there has been no shortage of energy, activism, and outrage from protesters in light of no indictment for the police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who killed him.

While more and more artists and athletes are speaking up about their lingering feeling of injustice, the latest duo to enter the fold is Singer John Legend and his wife, the model Chrissy Teigen. Yesterday in NYC they funded food trucks to feed protesters.

While many celebrities tend to stray away from social issues or politics, it's been encouraging to see the outpouring of voices having an opinion and using their platform to promote social justice. For example, former Los Angeles Lakers star and current owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Magic Johnson had this to say about athletes and other celebrities speaking out. 

"They have to get involved socially," Johnson told ESPN (via Sporting News). "They have to because it affects them, too. And it affects their families. They grew up in these situations; they must not forget that. They (were) once poor, they went to inner-city schools that didn't have technology or computers, they didn't have good books. LeBron is a great example of doing a wonderful job. When this first came out, when you think about everything that he stood up for — the Donald Sterling thing, when that mess happened, just now with these young people being shot down unarmed, he's been right out front, so I've got to give him a lot of credit. If he's out front being the best player, then the other guys usually follow the best guy."

Read more about what athletes are doing here.