It’s been a tough couple weeks for many Americans in the wake of back-to-back non-indictments for the police officers who killed unarmed black men Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Protests have been happening all over the country and will continue into this week. There’s been a lot of bad news and anger, but even in these trying times, there have been some positive moments.
Outspoken social media maven and swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend took a stand together in favor of the thousands of protesters flooding New York City this week by giving them food, so that they could have some energy as they took to the streets. The model and the singer reportedly paid for food trucks in New York City’s Lincoln Square to feed hungry protesters for free.
Of course, a few Internet trolls had to throw in their two cents, one tweeting John asking if the couple was willing to extend the same kind of charity to the homeless. “Did you hire food trucks to feed the homeless too? Because that seems like an important issue,” one commenter quipped, eager to derail what the protests are about. Chrissy stepped in to assure all concerned parties worrying about the homeless all of a sudden that they were fed as well.
Also, all extra food was donated to the homeless by the trucks themselves. Any other questions? pic.twitter.com/gSkxHUGlQz
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 8, 2014
[h/t Vogue UK]