Chrissy Teigen responds after critics call her ‘tone deaf’ for traveling to inauguration


Chrissy Teigen is responding after facing criticism for accompanying her husband, John Legend, to Joe Biden's presidential inauguration ceremony on Tuesday.

The former model took to Twitter to express her family’s excitement for their upcoming trip to the White House. The 35-year-old shared a photo of her son, Miles, with the caption, “My baby got his first fat lip pushing his car down the driveway…still happy packing for inauguration though!”

User @staceybrnan responded, “Hey Chrissy DC residents aren’t very 'happy' right now and can’t even 'happy pack' their cars to drive to the grocery store because of the military state the city is in but yeah LOL come on down especially in a pandemic. How happy!!!”

Another user said, “In the middle of a pandemic? Can’t just watch it on tv like the rest of us? Come on now. Unnecessary travel is dangerous and problematic. SMH I expected better from you.”

When one fan pointed out that the family had no part in storming the Capitol building, user @staceybrnan continued to accuse the star of being “tone deaf” for attending a performance that “no one will even be able to see,” according to the NY Post.

Teigen defended her decision to accompany Legend in a strongly worded tweet.

“for f***s sake why are you guys always always mad at me, all I wanna do is make you happy or at least leave you with a neutral feeling of indifference.”

Many of Teigen’s fans came to her defense, with user tweeting, “You should be proud your husband is performing at the inauguration. Don't let anyone take the shine off that for you.”

Legend, 42, was among various stars who performed at the historic event, including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Bruce Springsteen.

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