No shots to John Legend but beyond his wife Chrissy Teigen, few would consider him a sex symbol but stranger things have happened. After landing the cover of PEOPLE magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive,” Twitter has been firing off shot after slanderous shot towards the R&B singer while Teigen announced the news in a fashion as only she can.
Legend, 40, joins the likes of Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Blake Shelton among others as men who have graced the cover issue for the coveted nod. Teigen, who is a Jedi-level Twitter master, shared the news of her hubby getting the cover with humorous intent.
“[M]y secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!!” Teigen tweeted.
While Teigen was no doubt stoked about the news, folks on Twitter are scratching their heads as to how the singer got the recognition as the sexiest man alive. Even Legend himself was a little taken aback and also self-aware, telling PEOPLE that, “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure. Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title.”
Well, if Legend is on Twitter in the same fashion as his wife is, he’ll get an eyeful of what people think of his selection and we’re here to tell you, it’s pretty rough for the guy right now on the social media network. We’ve got the top reactions listed below. You can also read more at PEOPLE about Legend’s latest title.
I'm ecstatic about John Legend. Black folks deserve to win awards for things they're unqualified for just like white people do. This is what equality looks like.— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) November 13, 2019
john legend is too wholesome and unproblematic for y’all to see him as sexy.— daddy (@AcesOnSpades) November 13, 2019
he doesn’t have that oomph! that rock hard homophobia, toxic masculinity that melts in your mouth like butter 😍 pic.twitter.com/DeuyVljO3f
I’ve never in my 23 years on gods green earth ever heard anyone call John Legend sexy https://t.co/lO9RONPjns— Janet 🥀 (@nostalgiaonfilm) November 13, 2019
I love that people chose john legend as their sexiest man alive because watching Chrissy Teigen dunk on trolls who disagree with their selection is going to be more entertaining than any film this year pic.twitter.com/lU3ZmCSH0i— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) November 13, 2019
Really happy for John Legend but Mitch McConnell was robbed https://t.co/lmnM4weH29— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) November 13, 2019
Lies. I love sweet and kind men like John Legend who grab the condiments and carry your tray at Shake Shack. Yes, this is what I saw him do for Chrissy. Bad boys are empty barrels. https://t.co/xdujOkjgcq— beauty. spirit. light. (@EniolaHu) November 13, 2019
In a world with— Now back to Kitten (@covetheiress) November 13, 2019
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....they go with John legend. 😪
Does that mean his kid got it too? pic.twitter.com/ZK0GFzlk2r— CassandraK22 (@cassk22) November 13, 2019
Don’t find John Legend sexy at all. Very dateable, very marriageable, seems lovable too but I personally wldnt say sexy— Apologies, wrong Chioma (@GarriCake) November 13, 2019
Dear John. Massive congrats on joining this prestigious group. 99% of the time People get it right. ie Blake, DJ. A a word of caution. There’s the 1%. It’s important you fall in w the right crowd. Enjoy your reign. HJ @people @VancityReynolds @johnlegend @blakeshelton @TheRock pic.twitter.com/2JqGHrvOom— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 13, 2019