John Legend

John Legend took his hate for President Donald Trump to another level when he defended MS-13 gang members on Twitter.com. Legend took to Twitter to slam Trump from the hospital where his wife, Chrissy Teigen, gave birth to their son.

The pop singer was furious that Trump referred to violent MS-13 gang members as "animals".

Trump made the remarks during a White House meeting, where a California sheriff expressed her dismay that California is a "sanctuary state."

Referring to the MS-13 gang members, who use machetes to chop up their victims in American cities, Trump replied: "You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals."

But John Legend objected to Trump's use of the word "animals" to describe the violent gang members.

In a bizarre series of tweet that sounded like a script from Saturday Night Live, Legend wrote:

"Even human beings who commit heinous acts are the same species as us, not ‘animals.’ I’m in the hospital with our new son. Any of these babies here could end up committing terrible crimes in the future. It’s easy, once they’ve done so, to distance ourselves from their humanity."

Laughably, Legend added that violent criminals were once babies, too, and they shouldn't be dehumanized.

"It’s much more honest and challenging to realize they were all babies once and think about what in society, their home life, etc took them from baby to violent gang member[s]. And then to think about collective action we could take to mitigate these conditions."

He then blamed American policy for making MS-13 the formidable gang it is now.

"And we should particularly interrogate the role of American policy in helping to make MS-13 the organization it is now."

But he didn't stop there. He added: "Dehumanising [sic] large groups of people is the demagogue's precursor to visiting violence and pain upon them. It makes it easier to destroy their families and much worse."

Legend's ridiculous tweets attracted widespread criticism and anger from social media users, with one accusing him of comparing violent gang members to “innocent children".

"No, I'm saying some innocent children grow up to be gang members. do you dispute this obvious fact?" Legend shot back.

And when another joked that the MS-13 gang members were "fine people", John replied: "Nope. But they're human. Nazis were humans. KKK members human. The people who do the absolute worst things are still human. Calling them animals may make us feel better. Doesn't make it true."

Legend's mentions are in shambles as his followers object strenuously to the pop singer apparently sympathizing with KKK members and nazis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    JOHN LEGEND NEED to GTFOH.... as if he lives on the block. Boy bye!

  • bella28498 .

    Stfu John.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”
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    Sounds like he's describing politicians.

  • Soda

    Um, I think he's defending the wrong ones. He should be offended that trump degraded animals by comparing thugs to them.

  • JV

    This is the full quote: "We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in—and we’re stopping a lot of them—but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals."

    "Animals" here is pretty ambiguous: He could easily have been talking about immigrants as a whole. Then consider ICE's tactics in law enforcement. They tried to deport an undocumented immigrant for having the tattoo "H.S.," which THEY stated were initials for the "Hillside Gang." No such gang exists, but it expedites the deportation process if they can provide evidence of gang membership. In another instance they tried to revoke someone's DACA membership by providing false evidence of gang membership. A federal judge basically called them liars, flat-out acquitted the guy.

    So the real message here is: It's easier to get rid of you by treating you like an animal. That's scary, scary dictator stuff right there.

    Further reading: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/05/immigrants-or-gang-members-theyre-all-animals-to-trump.html

  • i troll it like i see it

    John just focus on the new baby, you sound like a damn fool.

  • xenaD

    “Fine people” LoL

  • Logan Roberts

    John said? we're just ordinary people ????

  • Rayne

    I’m just...I’m just tired.

  • iWasteTime

    You know who is an animal ?
    That white lady moving her bowels in a restaurant and throwing it at the damn counter man. Is that white on white crime?
    That NY Lawyer who got mad that the worker was helping a customer in their language, showed his entire ass like a baboon in captivity and lost his office. ANIMAL!

  • Kemi

    Glorification of gang bangers.... disgusted! People that viciously kill esp the innocents are ANIMALS!!! John is idiotic for that statement.

  • Ryan

    It's just so weird that a 70+ year old man is obsessed with tweeting. Every day trump says something that sounds like it came from a little kid with no friends.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I am not a Trump supporter.
    But, I agree that they are animals. I am from LA (kind of) and I have watched the news and documentaries on this gang and they are demonic. No joke.
    So, is it because Trump is Trump? In all his whiteness or because it really is inappropriate?

  • MyaCompton

    Hes right!!! I thought i was the only one that felt like that!! Bet that old rotten orange face mf wouldnt say that about his counter white folks out here blasting up folks...oh no there just mentally challenged!! No mf they are terrorist and thugs!!! See how that sounds ....?omg not white folks??!! FOH!!

  • king shun

    well how it goes anything a white man says about crime is racist

  • king shun

    what about those guys that got killed at the gas station in dekalb or the two year old that got killed on mothers day i think those guys are the real animals that lady was just a nutcase

  • king shun

    those Hispanics are killing blacks in LA and raping black women i hope you know this

  • Marlika

    Black folks always jumping in to defend everyone who wouldn’t do the same in return. John mind your GOT business! This is not your problem or Black America’s problem period. You never see any Latino or MS-13 speak up the unalarmed murders of blacks by the police now do you?

  • Ryan

    I liked you better when you spoke english. Actually, your attempt at ebonics IS pretty funny!

  • Mastermind

    And using violent intimidation tactics to persuade blacks to move out of once predominantly black neighborhoods dissuading blacks from moving into affordable latino neighborhoods. John Legeng foh!!! Deport them "mofos". Better John?

  • king shun

    and to think you got black folks out here protesting to keep them here...you talking about a people that are some damn sheep it a crime shame and some of them right here on this blog attacking me for telling the truth

  • DroneRivers

    trump never specified that he was talking about MS-13. He simply said "these people" (immigrants). That's just how he feels about black and brown immigrants.

    It's so nice of people to try to explain 'what he meant'. For someone with all "the best words" and such "a good brain", doesn't it seem like people spend a lot of time cleaning up the crap he says?

  • Trace da Ace

    soooo...if he thinks that immigrants are "animals"...then what are KKK members who basically do the same thing as gang members??? Do they fit the same definition of "animal"???

  • DroneRivers

    Nah, some of them are "very fine people".

  • Coy little wink
  • Junkanoo

    A nation of immigrants bashing immigrants endless insanity. I use to speak up for Mexicans but some can also be just as racist regardless what said is wrong but not surprising

  • JV

    There are natural-born citizens doing the same, across all demographic groups. And?

    Also, "those Hispanics." Like Trump, you didn't bother differentiating whom you speaking of, because you don't care. Empathy is not a one-way street, nor is civil rights.

  • n1kk1a

    I like how you have him holding his tweet! ?

  • Trace da Ace

    shit is crazy.....

  • n1kk1a

    Yeah, that “person” who shot up the school today was a baby once and should not be considered an animal. Stfu, John. That sounds like some mess Kanye would say. (Prayers for Texas???)

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Ms. John Legend: please shut your damn mouth. You sound like one silly ass sissy.

    Just sit your tired, koala faced, fat girl shaped ass down somewhere, and enjoy your baby- making beard.

    They ARE animals. They beat people with bats and chop them up with machetes. I say round them all up, deport them, or imprison them and sentence them to the death penalty.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    This is why social media is a bad thing for some celebrities, because you get to see how delusional and crazy some of them are.

    And you would be surprised at how many other Hollywood people feel the same way as this queen.

  • Hotfiyah

    I do agree with Trump...they are animals. How would he feel about them if it was his mother, father, wive or even his children that got chopped up SMFH!

  • MsPam

    John Legend needs to tell the mother of that sixteen year old girl who got burned alive by these ANIMALS!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    John Legend is like other Hollywood liberals. They are blinded by hate that they've lost all sense of logic.

  • king shun

    well let me rephrase "bad hombres" is that better

  • dontgetblocked

    Anyone who woudl defend MS-13 gang members is a total idiot! That is the most violent gang in the world. They will kill babies, children, senior citizens, women, etc. They torture and cut body pieces off and let people slowly suffer to death. He needs to concentrate on his crazy wife and shut the hell up! MS-13 GANG MEMBERS ARE ANIMALS!!

  • Ni Ni

    Well, you can move them into your neighborhood, john. Live amongst the people you support.

  • RudyHuxtable

    Sorry John Legend but MS-13 is a pack of vile, disgusting animals!

  • Mints

    I think the issue is that Trump wont call out the white terrorists, who to this day are still shooting up schools and diners, filing fake police reports and a list of other things but has no problem talking about black and brown criminals. Plus calling them animals is disrespectful to the animals. There are alot of animals that I prefer over humans, like a dog for instance

  • Reina1718

    Y is he so vocal all of a sudden

  • Miss Thang

    I understand what John is saying.

  • Kayke

    "Animals" and "thugs" are labels strictly given to people of color to create a consensus among the masses that their lives are beneath humans, in order to justify killing us. These gangs are no different from the Italian, Russian and Irish gangs who are celebrated and made Hollywood icons. I am also aware of how government contribute to violence and carry out heinous crimes then place blame on gangs. None of the domestic terrorist who have taken hundreds of american lives for fun are labeled this way.

  • Thingamajig

    John Legend is in his feelings because his wife just had a baby. Some of those MS-13 gang members commit brutal gang rapes. Side note: even pedophiles were once babies, that don't make them not animals.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Sings ?? We're just ordinary people ?? Poor John meant well. But the gang life comparrison f'd up his whole "message".

  • SumthinSweeter

    Amen

  • SumthinSweeter

    Nothing but facts ????

  • Waya Hedia

    My God. What have we come to when something so damned simple is so hard for idiots like this guy to grasp. He may need a visit from MS-13 to convince him because he certainly hasn't been paying attention. Dumb ass.

  • Waya Hedia

    Every one of these morons would be the first to AGREE if Trump called KKK members animals. Or any other group they don't like. This makes me sick.

  • ChikPea

    MS-13 is ethnically cleansing black neighborhoods in LA.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Dehumanising [sic] large groups of people is the demagogue’s precursor to visiting violence and pain upon them
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    Okay... This I can agree with. But I can't rock with MS-13.

  • Quitedeliteful

    John Legend tweets this dribble behind the safety and security of the gated community in which he and his family live. I don't want MS-13 in my neighborhood or near anyone that I love. They commit heinous crimes and terrorize neighborhoods. Fugg MS-13. They gets no compassion from me.

  • Dun Dilly

    HILLARY called young BLK men "SUPER PREDATORS"... who voted for her again?

  • Dun Dilly

    ZERO FUX given! Latino's and these other minorities watched in silence when Blk ppl were protesting the police. They quick to call the Po-Po on nikkas...now that CHEETO on that ass if your papers NOT right they want us to ride with them?.... DEEZ NUTZ!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Just sit your tired, koala faced, fat girl shaped ass down somewhere
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    LMBAOFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker....

  • Yui

    MS-13 are demons, John Legend. Leave the rich man mentality behind once awhile before running your mouth on Twitter.

    Besides the term animal is too good of a comparison for those pack of monsters anyway.

  • Tbay _

    Right. Why isn't Snoop bringing attention to that instead of cooning for the establishment.

  • what?why

    Politics is not becoming to John. Do what you do best - entertain.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm right there with you!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I dunno about that.. I think they are neck to neck with the cartel in Mexico.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I hate that I agree with Trump (for once) but he's right. They are animals. Shoots, worse than animals. I've seen many videos where animals show compassion towards each other so what does that really say about MS-13?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b659300f724cf42b879d7b61edcb2b698641ca4578dbaa9717c52cdd8435dbf8.gif

  • Floriduhh Evans

    I agree we all have the capacity for both good and evil ?????

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Wait... he said "immigrants" are animals?! I thought he said the gang members of MS-13 are animals. Let me scroll back up to read..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ben needs to understand a simple fact.

    No one chooses who their family is so there is nothing to brag about.

  • JV

    lol, well at least you're consistent!

  • datjerk

    All FACTS

  • Jennifer

    Speak that truth!!! Just like the news. We are killed, they are murdered. Animals kill. People murder. Everything is in plain sight, but they've always counted on our blindness.

  • IamAllnatural

    Naw no comparison here. The cartel mainly terrorize those affiliated with drugs/drug dealers vs. MS-13 gang who terrorize anybody.

  • IamAllnatural

    You’re spot on with koala faced sissy.?

  • Tbay _

    John Legend and his talking Siamese cat really should review statements before they challenge them. They try too hard to appeal to their liberal fans. Sometimes just best to STFU

  • CCW47

    Exactly!!!!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Tis true, but I was referring to the brutality of the murders they commit. My family and I haven't visited our family in Mexico in 13 years. We used to go 4-5 times a year, at the very least. Not anymore though. It's just too dangerous. Even before the Mexican cartel became to be this widely known, random people were getting abducted in Mexico to steal their organs and sell on the black market. My mom always made sure I was with an uncle or aunt if I ever went to a corner store in Mexico while we were visiting.

  • IamAllnatural

    Okay now I understand what you meant.
    Hopefully you can figure out a safe way to visit your family.??

  • BadAss Will

    sometimes it's best to say nothing. If they chop up a member of your family you wouldn't call them human....

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I hope so, too. My kids have never been to Mexico to meet all of my mom's side of the family and have been wanting to go. Maybe one day..

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thats all I could compare it to. He ain't cute to me.

  • FOR COMMENT

    anything to disagree with Trump. I saw no lies in what he said. They are demon possessed animals

  • Waya Hedia

    These idiots are the same people who whined and are still whining about Trump saying there were good people on both sides of the incident in Charlotte. Effin hypocrites. Effin ANIMALS.

  • Stationarity

    Agreed!
    Just finished reading about the most recent terrorist that shot up the school...”He was a nice guy”

  • Stationarity

    I have no idea how the conclusion was drawn that Trump was talking about MS-13. The script below shows otherwise.

    SHERIFF (Margaret) MIMS (Fresno County, CA): Now ICE is the only law enforcement agency that cannot use our databases to find the bad guys. They cannot come in and talk to people in our jail, unless they reach a certain threshold. They can’t do all kinds of things that other law enforcement agencies can do. And it’s really put us in a very bad position.

    THE PRESIDENT: It’s a disgrace. Okay? It’s a disgrace.

    SHERIFF MIMS: It’s a disgrace.

    THE PRESIDENT: And we’re suing on that, and we’re working hard, and I think it will all come together, because people want it to come together. It’s so ridiculous. The concept that we’re even talking about is ridiculous. We’ll take care of it, Margaret. We’ll win.

    SHERIFF MIMS: Thank you. There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.

    THE PRESIDENT: We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.

  • Stationarity

    He isn’t even responding to the Sheriffs statement about MS-13. I do think he is specifically talking about criminals though and not just immigrants. I wish both sides would just stop.

  • EMILY POST

    John Legend trying to score Hollywood Brownie points. Ask the parents who's children have been murdered or dismembered if they think MS 13 are sweet little angels.... There are a lot of families burying their children who would differ with the brown nosing Nublack John Legend and his we are the world stance about murderous gangs that terrorize people and communities. Everyone does not have the luxury to speak from that Phoney Hollywood Podium that liberal allies love to use... Diversity multiculturalism. Hes just trying to stay in favor with the Hollywood masters... Keep on being their spokes people nublacks.

  • Elevated Soul

    I bet everyone who has had people killed by that savage gang think of them as animals. I wonder how the family of the man recently stabbed 100 times/decapitated and heart ripped out feel about people calling them animals?

    Blacks like John legend, are totally out of touch. MS-13 wouldn't think once about killing a Black person, yet this fool with "Trump Deranged Syndrome" feel the need to defend these savages.

    I want no part of the left.

  • Elevated Soul

    Actually it's the media who won't call out those "liberal White terrorists".

  • Anji

    MS-13. Birthed through the CIA in Los Angeles.

  • Anji

    In Los Angeles they show up and show out....in great numbers. Can't speak on other cities.

  • Anji

    I work with gangs. Government will use the animal excuse to escalate killing our sons, husbands, nephews etc. It matters not whether they are guilty. Just another way to ease potential guilt as they annihilate all of us. It's a short leap in YT logic.

  • Elevated Soul

    He's not bringing attention to it because he's a sell out Crip.

  • Elevated Soul

    Right and what's makes that so bad is that they are believing Fake News because they didn't get the full speech....President Trump was actually talking about the statues.He even denounce White Supremacists but these fools only hear what Fake News want them to hear, because they know they will believe anything because they do no research.

  • P0shzZ0la

    BINGO....! We've got a winner folks..well said...!

  • P0shzZ0la

    How else is Trump going to get directly to the people? The main-stream-media are corrupt and 99% anti-Trump.

  • Allihave2say

    Dear Donald:

    What are the people who go shoot up schools in mass called? Please advise so we can all be PC ready. Thanks. The People

  • Taj

    I cannot stand John Legend, he is such a f****** K00N.

  • Taj

    It's just John Legend being a K00n. Anybody at their kitchen table would agree that these gang members are animals. But when a president says it, people like John Legend who are so far down the rabbit hole that they can't see their own ass will come out and say things like this to create even more division. I'm convinced he's a paid asset. Who else would take the time to rebuttal Trump's comments, let alone while he's at the hospital after his wife just gave birth.

  • CocoBabe88

    I wish John Legend would just shut up.

  • chris

    They here to replace and displace and we out here picketing for them.

  • king shun

    on top of they hate us more than white folks...

  • Goodii2Shoes

    think about what in society, their home life, etc took them from baby to violent gang member[s]. And then to think about collective action we could take to mitigate these conditions.

    And we should particularly interrogate the role of American policy in helping to make MS-13 the organization it is now
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    * that part *

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Anybody with sense of politics, racism & political climate would speak with urgency & intelligence about a political officer disrespecting constituents. Especially a black man who just had a son.

    Hillary labeled Trump's supporters "the basket of deplorables" & lost ground. Trump has too. What intelligent, politically elite people aren't sitting back waiting for is the genocide Trump praised the Phillipines for acting out as we read this blog.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Truly, it's Sunday & gm, gang violence is unpleasant but to address the issue it's going to take a lot more than deciding to jail/kill "as many as you can " bc the white politics that bred gangs is the real problem.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    The immigration Laws are certainly weak. Currently, it's a no win. Immigrants are only coming to the US bc of propaganda promises that are so far from reality that immigrants get "trafficked" / victimized in order to get into the US & realize "criminal activity" is very close to being their only option to barely survive the nation they once dreamed was their promised land.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    This post reads like standard white female drivel. Hollywood masters do not have soft spots for ms13. Or black men. & idk that John has a podium...just a twitter page watched heavily primarily bc of his association w/ the publicity thirsty kartrashians.

    I read that he (John) thinks adults need to take social accountability for the role the US govt played in orchestrating gang violence rather than allow that white government/"law enforcement " play their "I'm white so I'm the innocent victim " role in this; Not "we r the world & the ms13 are sweet angels".

    Personally, I'd like to ask those parents why their kids were around ms13? I think their answer will probably reflect at least 1 of the points John made regarding what conditions lead to gang activity that society must address if it would like to be productive about the future.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    What he tweeted was a call for ppl to examine & correct the conditions that lead people to commit heinous acts. Rather than thinking Americans can ignore, deport or incarcerate their way out of international political problems they created. ...

    ......at least that's what my educated brain understood from the tweets in this blog....

  • Goodii2Shoes

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” quote from Martin Luther King Jr

    MS13 is almost a form of karma for the US whose drug policies fueled destruction of their homelands & brought them to the US. When immigration & drug policies needed to be created to induce peace & respect for foreign citizens it has been ignored.

  • EMILY POST

    Hollywood Masters love MS13 gangs didnt they try out a show about them to exploit gang culture... They will say or do anything to just go against the grain of the current administration. Its at the point it has reached beyond pathetic.
    John Legend is just trying to get in were he fits in.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    idk about a show but they may love the thought of profiting from them. That's Hollywood. But politicians have to be regularly checked when in or attempting to get in public office. The citizens have to check any politician who attempts to get so comfortable in office that they ignore the needs of the constituents they serve; possibly as a precursor to egregious violations of constitutional rights through use of oppressive policymaking/proposals. And as president, you serve all citizens (not just your district ) so an intelligent, capable representative has to be held accountable to the needs & issues affecting all. If John's tweets can keep that relevant before the public then so be it.

  • YellowSauce

    I don't USUALLY agree with Mr Trump but right now I dooooooooo ... They ARE ANIMALS ... They chop up bodies with machetes and the last I heard they were the bodies of teenagers ... There are humans that don't have souls and if John legends children chopped up bodies they would be animals too ... These days I stay away from people ... They look perfectly great until they open their mouths .... John needs to shut all the way up and enjoy that beautiful child that was just born

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    John is far from a coon.

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    Ummm is he not aware of MS-13 activities and how they are killing blacks in places like Los Angeles. He needs to go make some music and stick to that.

  • Taj

    He's the EXACT definition of one, actually. He need to sit his azz down somewhere, he ain't got no solutions, all he do is complain and tweet. It's so obvious that he's getting paid to be divisive and push the liberal agenda to criticize Trump on such a non-issue. Don't you have a newborn to worry about? Uggh. I used to LOVE his music but seriously can't support him b/c he's such a sell out.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    John is very smart. He does come with solutions and I am not a fan nor a stan.

  • Taj

    Where are the receipts?