John Legend is setting the record straight on the rumor he was seeking extras to play “out of shape Trump supports” in one of his videos.
Some production, falsely acting on behalf of the singer, put out a casting call that was not approved or okay’d by Legend himself.
The casting call was for “white men & women, 30-65 years old. Preferably out of shape. Will be playing protesters at a rally. We will shoot a make belief rally on a sound stage and will need 8 people to play Trump supporters. The camera will pass by them as they stand and rally.”
This was the non-Legend sanctioned casting call:
Legend was quick to clear up that he wouldn’t issue a casting call that that body shamed Trump voters.
Legend quickly tweeted out:
“There’s a casting call out there claiming to represent me looking for ‘out of shape’ Trump supporters. This didn’t come from me or my team,” Legend tweeted.
“…both sides of the political spectrum have their share of Americans of all shapes and sizes!” he added.
However, despite his rejection of this phony casting call, Legend made it clear that this in no way means he’s sympathetic towards Trump or those who put him in office.
Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen have never shied away from voicing their opinions about Trump, so we’re curious to see what Legend has in store for this “political scene” in his upcoming video.