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Social Media Slams John Legend and Chrissy Teigen For Taking Private Jet on Valentine's Day

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By Zachary Holt

Both Oscar-award winning musician, John Legend, and his wife, climate activist, Chrissy Teigen have both been advocates of the need to address the ongoing issues with our planet and the detrimental effects pollution is having on our way of life.

Despite this, though, the couple decided to take a private jet to fly to dinner for Valentine's Day, something that Teigen and Legend personally documented on social media. It wasn't a good move for the two, as people took notice and made sure to call them out for their hypocrisy.

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Legend and Teigen Fly in Luxurious Private Jet to Dinner on Valentine's Day

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Legend and Teigen were flying to the French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, which is located approximately 500 miles from their home.

To get there, they used a luxurious private jet that Teigen displayed on her Instagram account. Legend, too, documented their evening by posting on his account a picture of Teigen with the caption, "My Valentine, I love this woman."

The couple's choice of transportation was unsettling for people on social media and the reactions began to come in, bashing them for being hypocritical.

The Couple Are Called 'Hypocrite Spoiled Rich Elitists' on Social Media

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One user on Twitter wasn't holding back any punches by calling the couple 'hypocrites' and 'spoiled rich elitists'. "These so-called activists that feel they have the right to lecture us on how to live, are no more than spoiled rich elitist hypocrites that need to tell others what to do to make themselves feel important! Pathetic," they ranted on Twitter.

Another shared their dismay by posting, "Global warming lifestyle changes are for the peasants!" while a third shared their complaints stating, "It doesn't count for them as they are celebrities. It only counts for common folk."

Legend Has Tweeted Out Support to Greta Thunberg, Climate Crisis Action

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Legend just recently shared on social medai that he was a big supporter of the climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, even taking to social media to express his solidarity with the young and outspoken leader.

"Young activists are challenging us to confront the realities of the climate crisis. Join me as I stand with @amnestyusa and @GretaThunberg today as we strike for climate," Legend posted to his personal Twitter account.

And if that wasn't enough, in 2015, he made a Twitter post about electing someone for president who was conscious of the need to address climate change. "We CANNOT elect a president who isn’t serious about climate change," Legend said.

No Response Yet From Either Legend or Teigen on Hypocritical Behavior

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Neither Teigen, nor Legend, seems to have responded to the criticisms from people on social media, but the condemnations have not yet subsided and have continually poured in.

With high-profile people and celebrities using their platforms to lecture others about the need for action against the climate crisis, eyes are on them at all times, waiting for a moment where those same people contradict the messages they claim to raise awareness about, just as Teigen and Legend have done.

We'll have to wait and see if either of the two issue a response or apology to their seemingly hypocritical behavior.

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