Chrissy Teigen Doubled Her Donation for Protesters’ Bail After a Troll Criticized Her For It

May 25, 2020

On May 25, Minneapolis citizen George Floyd died minutes after police officer Derek Chavin kneed him in the neck. Since then, protesters have flooded the streets of Minneapolis – and several other U.S. cities. Many celebrities have used their platforms and personal paychecks to bail more than 4,400 protesters out of jail in Minneapolis and across the U.S. Chrissy Teigen initially pledged $100,000 to help, but she later doubled her donation in response to trolls who criticized the protesters on her feed.

“To celebrate whatever fucking MAGANight is, I pledged to donate $100,000 to bail out protesters across the country,” Teigen wrote on Twitter, referencing the trending hashtag #MAGANight.

Hours before President Donald Trump tweeted that “the professionally managed so-called “protesters” at the White House have nothing to do with honoring George Freud.” The hashtag has taken hold on Twitter. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them with ease. As I understand it, tonight is Marquette Night at the White House?” ?

In celebration of whatever the fuck Margaritaville night is, I pledge to donate $100,000 to bail out protesters across the country.

– chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
After someone replied to Teigen in a now-deleted tweet calling the protesters “thugs and criminals,” she doubled her donation to $200,000.

Oh well, they might need more money then. Make it $200,000.

– chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020.
Teigen isn’t the only celebrity helping those in need right now; Steve Carell, Ben Schwartz, Janelle Monáe, and Seth Rogan have all matched donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Steve Carell, Ben Schwartz, Janelle Monáe and Seth Rogan have all matched donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which has pledged to Use the $20 million raised this past week “to pay bail for those who show up in love, grief, and anger to demand justice for George Floyd’s murder, and then release bail from ICE custody in our communities for those who are in pretrial detention simply because they can’t pay.”

– Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather So_1F47D So_1F686 So_1F916 So_1F680 So_1FA90 (@JanelleMonae) May 28, 2020.
Matching https://t.co/bmeP30vGX4

– Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) May 28, 2020.
Match https://t.co/OZ2P4PTwud

– Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) May 28, 2020.
Colin Kaepernick pledged to help the detained protesters by helping to find and pay for legal representation if necessary.

In the fight for liberation, there will always be retaliation. We must protect our freedom fighters. We have launched a legal defense initiative to provide legal representation for freedom fighters in Minneapolis, paid for by @yourrightscamp.

– Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 29, 2020.
If you face police arrest at a protest, the ACLU has advice.” Make sure your hands are visible…. Don’t argue, resist, or obstruct the police, even if you think they are violating your rights. Point out that you are not disrupting someone else’s activities and that the First Amendment protects your actions.”