Everyone is used to seeing images of celebrities lashing out at pushy paparazzi. On the other hand, many also understand that some paparazzo will rile up their subjects in order to get that reaction. According to Chrissy Teigen, one photographer recently attempted to do this by spewing racism.
Paparazzi at JFK just asked me "if we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?" - and people wonder why celebs lose it in pics— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 19, 2017
I was very kind. Answered cooking questions, then he came with that. Fucking disgusting.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 19, 2017
He also went from "what's an easy recipe to make at home" to "if a Jew were a vampire, would he still be afraid of crosses?"— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 19, 2017
Teigen wrote on Twitter that the photographer initially asked her questions about cooking, but then asked, “If humans evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend [Teigen’s husband] still around?” and “If a Jew were a vampire, would he still be afraid of crosses?” Teigen also says Legend was next to her the whole time.
Teigen says she didn’t react because she didn’t want to risk a lawsuit. But keep this in mind the next time you see a photo gallery of a celebrity “acting out.”