John Legend‘s comedic response on July 7 to former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s tweet about the dangers of teaching how “corrupt” the United States is had many fans believing that Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen was the mastermind behind the keyboard.
The initial tweet by Pompeo, the second secretary of state during the Trump administration, read, “If we teach that the founding of the United States of America was somehow flawed. It was corrupt. It was racist. That’s really dangerous. It strikes at the very foundations of our country.”
Legend then responded by retweeting the post and sarcastically declaring how “flawless” America founding was. The “All of Me” vocalist wrote “Nope, it was perfect. Flawless. Can’t think of anything I would change. Not a thing. Not a single thing.”
Legend referred to Pompeo as a “snowflakitude” as he also shared that Santa wrote the constitution. “Santa wrote our blessed constitution in the North Pole and was fully aware of who was naughty and nice, sleeping, awake, and what not. Then he dropped it off in George Washington’s chimney. He then handed it to Madison via stork, and America was born!!”
As Legend’s tweet went viral on social media, countless fans begged to wonder where did the singer’s sense of humor come from. Many claimed Legend received some assistance from Teigen.
“His wife on his Twitter again 🤣.”
“That ain’t nobody but Chrissy on his account.”
“😂😂😂😂😂we know this his wife.”
“Chrissy, put down his phone 😂.”
“Chrissy..imma need you to give John his phone back we know it’s you 👀😩😂.”
Legend’s timely response comes weeks after defending Teigen against bullying allegations made by fashion designer Michael Costello. Costello claimed Teigen sent him messages in 2014 accusing him of being a racist after seeing what he claimed was a photoshopped image of the designer using a racial slur.
Costello added, when he went to address the situation in a direct message to Teigen, he said the model told him that his “career was over and that all my doors will be shut from now on.”
Legend tweeted on June 18 that those alleged messages that Costello shared between him and Teigen were fabricated. “Chrissy apologized for her public tweets, but after her apology, Mr. Costello fabricated a D.M. exchange between them. This exchange was made up, completely fake, never happened.”