Star couple John Legend, Chrissy Teigen donate $25,000 to students against gun violence

WION Web Team
USAUpdated: Mar 01, 2018, 11:57 AM IST

Chrissy Teigan with husband John Legend Photograph:(AFP)

The latest celebrity couple to join the fight against gun ownership in the United States, singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen donated the sum of $25,000 to the cause of anti-gun March for Our Lives movement. 

Standing in support of the Parkland shooting survivors, Legend said, "We support the students. We're proud of the students. We've already sent them money. We sent them $25,000 to help with whatever costs they have for organising, and we believe that our gun culture needs to change in America."

In addition to providing for the money, Legend also suggested widespread changes need to be made to prevent future gun-related tragedies, both large and small-scale.

He said: "We stand out among other major countries in the world when it comes to these types of massacres, but also in the everyday gun violence that people have to deal with. I don't think that we should accept that as normal. I think we've decided that everyone having unfettered access to guns is more important than all of us being safe, and I think we need to reshape that balance a bit so that we're all more safe."

John Legend is married to actress and social media influencer Chrissy Teigen and has a child with her, Luna who is one-year-old while there is a second child on the way. Talking about the country's responsibility to protect children, he said, "I don't want our kids to keep going to these shooter drills, and all these other things that I can't even believe kids are dealing with right now," he explained. "They shouldn't have to deal with that. But I'm glad these kids from Parkland are saying enough is enough, and we support them."