Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (Instagram)

John Legend was the subject of a racist question paparazzi asked his wife, Chrissy Teigen, as the two made their way through the airport Thursday, Jan. 19.

Teigen tweeted that a photographer had been asking her a series of cooking questions before he compared Legend to a monkey at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.




Legend himself has not commented on the matter, but Teigen’s followers immediately shared their surprise about the remark.

When one fan said Teigen should have fought back, the model declined.

Several followers offered to fight the paparazzi.

Others shared how they would have responded, including some who relied on karma.

Some responders remarked on the lack of respect photogs have for celebrities.

This instance of racism was targeted towards Legend, but Teigen also has been on the receiving end of it. In July 2015, she tweeted a man hurled a racial epithet at her.