John Legend And His Wife Show Support For #ICantBreathe Protesters With Free Food Trucks
In the wake of the devastating Eric Garner grand jury decision, protesters across the country have poured forth to send a message that the heinous trend of cops killing unarmed black men without any repercussions needs to end. Some celebrities have been vocal in their support of protesters over Garner and an all too similar instance in Ferguson, Missouri, which took the life of Michael Brown.
Now John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are putting their money where your mouth is, providing free food via food trucks to protesters in New York City.
drew our attention to this Tweet and the one below, which was retweeted by Teigen.
Notably, neither Mr. or Mrs. Legend have publically taken credit for this act, outside of the retweet. But Legend has previously tweeted:
He also has tied this current protest movement to that of Martin Luther King Jr. in his track “Glory,” from the upcoming critically praised docudrama, Selma
. Lyrics include this line, “That’s why Rosa sat on the bus/That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up.” Take a listen below.
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