With wealth comes privilege, especially among elitist celebrities worth millions who can pretty much buy whatever they want — many of these same celebrities are quick to push the myth of white privilege — including an entire row of seats at Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan.
It’s rare that edacious privilege so publicly meets the insanity brought about by the fear of COVID-19 pandemic as was seen in New York City on Friday when singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen took their two children, daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2, to see Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular starring the famous Rockettes.
The couple have an estimated shared net worth of $75 million dollars and they bought out a whole row of seats so that they could avoid fans and onlookers at the popular venue, according to Fox News, which cited a source saying they purchased the entire row of seats behind them to avoid having anyone directly behind them during the show. The article noted that tickets for the orchestra seating that their family was in can range anywhere from $76 to $251 per seat.
“The source notes that the family quietly slipped into their orchestra seats just before Friday’s 5 p.m. ET show kicked off to further avoid the crowds,” the network reported. “One bodyguard who was with them sat in the otherwise empty row as the family looked on at the performance. Legend took off ten minutes before the end of the show in order to avoid being spotted or accosted by fans while the bodyguard helped escort Teigen and their kids out as soon as the show formally ended.”
Masked Chrissy Teigen and John Legend buy out entire row at NYC's vax only Radio City Music Hallhttps://t.co/h5ZDUmpr6a
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2021
What’s more, the celebrity couple reportedly wore masks for the entire duration of the show, except when Teigen briefly removed her mask to enjoy a snack. Never mind that anyone 12 or older attending were required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
The Radio City Music Hall website states guests age 12 and older “are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination,” further explaining that this means they have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending — this is Democrat-run city, after all.
“Guests may also show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination,” the policy explains. “This means the day of your event is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose, which, depending on the type of vaccine, may be one dose or two. Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask. Everyone else will be required to wear a mask while in Radio City Music Hall, except while actively eating or drinking.”
The actions by Teigen, whose claim to fame, other than marrying Legend, is a 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, should not be construed as being in response to the venue’s policy.
As for the reaction online to the elitist behavior from the liberal celebrities, if there was a theme it may have centered around staying home if you’re THAT paranoid about being around the great unwashed. Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
So they bought up seats that could have gone to others who wanted to attend or wanted great orchestra seats…and left them empty. Christmas spirit at it’s finest🙄
— Denise Hall (@dmhgf) December 6, 2021
Rich Celebrity privilege
— KSnow927 (@KSnow927) December 6, 2021
true to form… it’s all about them. All about getting attention. Enough
— Kelly’s girl (@Arizonagoing) December 6, 2021
This is why us “commoners” despise the “privileged” so much. They have to throw their wealth in the face of the less fortunate and then make sure the media covers it. If they are so paranoid about getting Covid then stay home and let other families go to the show.
— Papa Mike (@mlawren01) December 6, 2021
Total BS. If you don’t want to be around people that might be sick, I’ve believe you could have just stayed home.
— Timothy Hutchison (@Timothy82347315) December 6, 2021
It’s a “vax only” show so everyone there must be double vaccinated to attend at Radio City Hall.
Notice that everyone is also wearing a mask. I guess to protect themselves from the vaccinated.
— St Martin (@67sanmartin) December 6, 2021
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