John Legend slammed for not addressing wife Chrissy Teigen’s ‘bullying’ as they celebrate son Miles’ birthday
John Legend is facing backlash for not addressing his wife Chrissy Teigen's "bullying" controversy as he celebrated their son Miles' 3rd birthday in social media photos. Many called for Teigen to be "canceled" after her controversial old tweets resurfaced.
The 'All of Me' hitmaker shared a tribute to his son over the weekend to mark his third birthday. Miles was seen in the photo crossing his arms over his chest while being dressed in a similar fashion to his father, with the outfit featuring a white button up and plaid pants. John also shared several pics with his son as the main star, The Sun reported.
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But despite receiving an outpouring of love and adulation from friends and fans, many took it as an opportunity to ask 'The Voice' judge why he hadn't commented on the firestorm surrounding his supermodel wife.
Social media lashed out at the pop sensation after he shared photos to celebrate his son's birthday. "Hopefully a pos like your wife will never encourage him to self harm," one tweeted. "I hope no stranger tells him to kill himself online one day," another added.
"I hope you're a better role model for him than his mother. bullying is a learned behavior. Adult bullies raise mean kids, and the cycle never ends," a third chimed in. "Can you and @chrissyteigen remove your accounts from here," another wrote.
Hopefully a pos like your wife will never encourage him to self harm.— CoCo (@iluv2annoy) May 16, 2021
I hope no stranger tells him to kill himself online one day ❤️❤️— Smith (@IanaSmith19) May 17, 2021
I hope you're a better role model for him than his mother. BULLYING is a learned behavior. Adult bullies raise mean kids, and the cycle never ends.— Lindsey Kay (@lindskay80) May 16, 2021
Can you and @chrissyteigen remove your accounts from here.— 🌻 (@MMouse2021) May 17, 2021
Fans turned against the Hollywood couple after it emerged that Chrissy had told fellow model Courtney Stodden to "go to sleep forever" when the latter was just 16. Courtney, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, spoke out against Chrissy in an interview with The Daily Beast.
"She wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take 'a dirt nap' but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself," they said. "Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die.'"
Courtney first came under the spotlight in 2011 when they tied the knot with 'Green Mile' actor Doug Hutchison, who is 35 years their senior, when they were 16. However, the couple split in 2020.
Chrissy, who tweeted several rude comments at the model between 2011 and 2012, was later described as a "bully." “@CourtneyStodden my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap. Mmmmmm baby," one tweet read. “Go. To sleep. Forever," Chrissy wrote in response to a tweet from Courtney that read, “On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Eight Erotic Elves.” Another tweet read, "@CourtneyStodden what drug makes you do that with your mouth? Asking for a friend who really wants to know how to look like an idiot. thanks.” The posts have since been taken down.
Chrissy apologized on Twitter following the backlash. However, she reportedly still had Courtney blocked on social media.
"Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bulls**t in front of the entire world," she began. "I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention-seeking troll.
"I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that...is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel," the mother-of-two acknowledged. "I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!"
is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 12, 2021
Chrissy also claimed that she had "tried to connect with Courtney privately" but decided to "also publicly apologize" since she "publicly fueled all this."
"I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am," she continued. "And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago." Courtney, however, slammed the apology and said Chrissy had never approached them "privately" and that it made them think she only did it to "save face."