John Legend Blasted for Lecturing Americans on Masks Before Joining Obama’s Maskless B-Day Bash

MILAN, ITALY - JULY 09: John Legend Performs At The Alfa Romeo City Sounds on July 9, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Alfa Romeo)
Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Alfa Romeo

NBC’s The Voice star and Joe Biden-backing pop star John Legend is getting blasted on social media for lecturing Americans about masks just days before joining former President Barack Obama’s massive maskless birthday bash in Martha’s Vineyard.

“Being unvaccinated and/or unmasked at a large indoor gathering is like literally begging to get COVID. Please don’t do that to yourself, your family or your neighbors,” Legend tweeted last week.

Legend lecturing the American people came just days before he and his wife, disgraced former model Chrissy Teigen, attended Obama’s lavish maskless birthday party, and after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that fully vaccinated people go back to wearing masks amid the coronavirus Delta variant surge.

Musician John Legend performs during the MBK Rising! My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit on February 19, 2019 in Oakland, California. The My Brother’s Keeper initiative was started by President Barack Obama following the death of Trayvon Martin. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“Hope you enjoyed that @BarackObama super spreader event that was INSIDE tents…” reacted one Twitter user, who included the hashtag, “Hypocrites.”

“Actions speak louder than words,” another commented.

“unmasked at a party with 700 people. Just hushhhhhhh,” another wrote.

“Weren’t you at Obama’s party with several hundred other people? Without masks?” one Twitter user inquired.

“Guys, they don’t care about hypocrisy, because they see everyone else as beneath them,” another tweeted.

“This aged well,” another quipped.

“How was the birthday party?” asked another Twitter user, who included clown face emojis in their tweet.

“I glad we’re in agreement that masks are next to useless and unnecessary. I’d just appreciate it if you spoke to your actions,” another said.

At Obama’s celebrity studded maskless birthday bash, Legend reportedly sang “Happy Birthday” to the former president.

The singer attended the party with his wife Chrissy Teigen, who was recently exposed for her years of cyberbullying, which included telling model Courtney Stodden to kill herself when Stodden was a minor.

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