Chrissy Teigen Tweets About Awful Racist Encounter

Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen tweeted about an awful racist encounter on Thursday, April 16, which prompted support from celebrities like Mindy Kaling and more. Monica Schipper/Getty Images

The rudest awakening. Chrissy Teigen tweeted about an awful racist encounter on Thursday, April 16, which prompted support from her fellow celebrities including Retta and Mindy Kaling.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl, 29, was taking a stroll in West Hollywood to kick off her morning when the unexpected suddenly occurred.

"I dropped my sunglasses this AM on Santa Monica blvd and this seemingly normal looking dude screamed "f—ing ch-nks always dropping s–t," wrote the gorgeous model, who is of Norwegian and Thai descent. "…like that's not even a stereotype. get your s— together. What a bad racist."

As if his first strike wasn't enough, the offender then followed up with another racial slur to make it clear he was targeting John Legend's wife. "We were the only ones on the block and he screamed it from 5 feet away," she wrote. "Then when I acknowledged it he said 'oh now the oriental can hear.'"

Teigen infused some humor into the harrowing tale, commanding her nearly 710,000 Twitter followers to be on the lookout for the culprit. "Anyhoo, that was my morning!" she wrote. "If you see a guy in weho wearing a brown suit jacket and jeans, probably avoid eye contact."

Her celebrity pals immediately reacted to the news. "WHAT?!" Kaling wrote, following up with a huge serving of sarcasm. "That's an insanely hilarious new racism I've never heard of before. Congrats, sociologically."

Parks and Recreation star Retta also joked about the incident outright and tweeted: "Do you think you could get me his number? He seems fun."

Teigen's day, it seems, improved considerably as she later shared an Instagram clip of her latest recipe tutorial. "Your morning pork chop video!" the avid cook wrote. "Used crushed up chicken stove top for the breading. Chicken fried pork!! It's. Delicious."

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