Famed US model and creator Chrissy Teigen acquired right here froth to open up about her first experience with racism, along with husband John Legend.
During an interview, Chrissy Teigen recalled how she was racially-profiled by two males in a truck who had been following them.
“We were in a nicer neighborhood at night, driving slowly, looking for John’s godmother’s home. These two guys were in a pickup truck slowly tailing us, flashing their lights and trying to speak to us,” she talked about.
“When we pulled over, they were like, ‘What are you guys looking for?’ and we gave them the address,” she added.
“They literally said, ‘Get your [expletive] out of here!’ and proceeded to follow us all the way into her driveway. They got out of the car and stared at us as we knocked on the door and went inside. It was a terrible, scary experience,” she talked about.
“That was my first taste of seeing what happens to Black men every day. It was horrifying and could have gone wrong so quickly,” she went on to say.
She moreover detailed how all of the incidents had an opposed influence on her nonetheless her husband was unhinged by it.
“I was sobbing afterward for hours, and I noticed John wasn’t emotional about it. Seeing that he wasn’t very thrown by it was really upsetting because he obviously had experienced it before,” she talked about.
She moreover spoke about how she plans on preparing her children about such delicate topics, saying: “There are books that I read when I became a mom that would explain to them hard and traumatic situations. But it’s really hard to teach them about their privilege; there are no books for that.”
“Regardless of money or status, they’re always going to have their skin color,” she added.
The model moreover added, “When it involves them being handled otherwise due to the colour of their pores and skin, I’m going to look to John for lots of assist with that as a result of whereas they’re Asian and white too,
their pores and skin shade is Black. We simply attempt to discuss to them like little adults, saying it in phrases they’ll perceive, making it identified that it’s very severe, and letting them ask as many questions as they want.”