Chrissy Teigen Gets Real With Her Followers, Says Attempting to Equate Trump and Clinton Scandals Doesn't Make Sense
One of these things is not like the other.
In the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election, celebrities have become increasingly involved in what will surely go down as a uniquely harrowing period in American politics.
One such celebrity is Chrissy Teigen, supermodel, new mom, and wife of musician John Legend. On Wednesday, the Lip Sync Battle host spoke out on both presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, pointing out that attempting to equate Trump's scandals with Clinton's is, well, a baffling thing to do.
"'OK so he is going to trial for child rape but she...' WHAT. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GONNA SAY AFTER THE WORD 'SHE.' REALLY THINK," she tweeted. "BECAUSE WHATEVER COMES AFTER THE WORD 'SHE' MUST BE WORSE THAN CHILD RAPE TO YOU."
In October, Republican presidential nominee Trump became the target of a lawsuit claiming he'd raped a 13-year-old girl. That woman became the 13th to accuse Trump of sexual assault since the real estate mogul announced his intention to run for president.
Clinton herself has been dealing with the ongoing ramifications of sending confidential emails on her personal email account, an offense that fails to compare in Teigen's eyes.
So when one Trump supporter attempted to do just that, referring to Clinton as "evil," Teigen's response was incredulous.
"Seriously? She is not evil," Teigen wrote. "She has spent most of her life helping others, devoted to public service. Don’t be dramatic and insane."
When another follower reminded Teigen that "people have other opinions," she said supporting the troublesome Republican was more representative of the caliber of person you are than "just another opinion."
"liking Donald Trump means we have completely different core values and human souls," she tweeted back. "I would rather not waste my time."
"it's not just 'another opinion,'" she continued. "It's like if I said I like ice cream and you said you like grabbing pussy and lynching."
"Even after Hillary wins, I will not be over this election," she concluded. "Trump and his supporters have thoroughly damaged me and my faith in humanity."