Following the death of Muhammad Ali on Friday, John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen reportedly got involved in a Twitter war with Piers Morgan because of the latter’s comment.
Based on the report of Us Weekly, it appeared that the 37-year-old “All of Me” singer and 30-year-old model were unhappy with the 51-year-old journalist and TV personality saying that the late boxing champ was more “racist” than the US presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“Muhammad Ali said far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims. #fact,” Morgan tweeted on Sunday, two days after the great boxer’s death. “Why sugar-coat what Ali said or stood for?”
“He never did that to himself, or when speaking to others,” he continued to allege. “I hope people don’t make me sound too perfect when I die. No coats of sugar please.”
As Legend came across Morgan’s tweet, he immediately commented saying, “You could test us by announcing your retirement,” to which his wife responded, “From what? Trolling isn’t a job (I’ve tried).”
Morgan then fought back saying, “Maybe I should take up a proper job, like modeling?” to which Teigen wrote, “It keeps me nice and not-racist so sure, give it a go.”
While the Twitter war about Muhammad Ali continued, the entertainment site suggested that it was the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit” model who had the “last laugh” when she stated, “Remember when Bruce Willis didn’t know he was dead? It’s like that.”
On Monday, Morgan continued to comment about the boxer on “Good Morning Britain,” as he said that “There was another side to Ali. He was incredibly controversial.”
Later that day, he appeared trying to taunt the husband and wife tandem further when he tweeted, ““You may want to read my new column about Ali & racism, @johnlegend @chrissyteigen — you may learn something.”
In response, Teigen replied, “Sorry can’t read, just a model doing modeling. Troll recognize troll.”
In the meantime, CNN reported that Muhammad Ali’s funeral and prayer service this week will be open to the public, and “all faiths are welcome.”
“Ali spoke of inclusiveness his entire life,” the boxer’s spokesperson Bob Gunnell said. “We want this to be inclusive of everyone.”
Muhammad Ali’s funeral will happen at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday.
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