Chrissy Teigen and John Legend definitely just pulled a boss move and donated tons of money to the ACLU in honor of Trump’s birthday
As if we needed more reason to love Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
I’m not sure what you know or don’t know about Chrissy Teigen, but if you’ve witnessed her activity on Twitter, Instagram, or just anywhere at all, really, you know that she isn’t one of those famous people that keeps quiet about issues that matter to her.
Just recently, for example, Teigen publicly offered to pay McKayla Maroney’s NDA fine so that she could speak out against her sexual abuser.
Last night, Donald Trump celebrated his 72nd birthday (which I hadn’t known until I read Teigen’s post, funnily enough). That same night, Teigen surprised even her most loyal fans with this post on her IG:
In the post, Teigen outwardly denounces the “inhumane policies of the Trump administration”, specifically with regard to the issue of immigration and the way immigrants are treated in the US.
Like with many policies, Trump’s exact stance on immigration remains somewhat unclear. That said, his three core policies involve building a wall across the southern border, enforcing current anti-immigration laws to the fullest extent, and prioritizing American citizens over all others.
The execution of these practices has been tumultuous, to say the least. And, not least of all, the president elect has publicly spouted xenophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric time and time again (both via Twitter and en person).
In Teigen’s post, she also outwardly celebrates the work the ACLU has done to help fight for the rights and fair treatment of immigrants.
So, in honor of Donald Trump’s 72nd birthday Teigen announced that she, along with each member of her family, would be donating $72,000 to the ACLU to help aid their humanitarian efforts.
The photo’s gone viral and has already reached over 1 million likes: but the gesture goes far beyond the scope of Instagram.
Teigen and her family set up a link (https://www.aclu.org/72) where fans, friends and strangers alike can go and donate whatever amount that can in support of the ACLU’s efforts.
Teigen’s family alone has donated an approximate $288,000 to the organization, and we can only assume that number has grown exponentially since the Instagram post.
Needless to say, it was in fact a very happy birthday.
Click here for more information regarding the ACLU’s efforts in fighting for the rights and justice of immigrants.