John Legend and the family are spreading the message of love in the midst of nationwide chaos. The celebrity father took to Instagram to express his sentiments after a shocking election and subsequent protests.

“It’s been quite a time for the United States and the rest of the world as we all watched the election results come in early Wednesday morning,” he began. “Some of us wept for our country. Some of us celebrated. Some of us are already taking to the streets in protest,” Legend continued.


“I wanted us to choose unity and inclusion over building walls and singling out ethnic and religious groups for hate and suspicion. I wanted us to choose progress over yearning for some long-lost mythical era when America was supposedly greatest. I wanted us to destroy the highest glass ceiling instead of electing an admitted sexual assaulter. But we did not.”

John went on to encourage fans to take heart and choose love over hate. “In this time of conflict and uncertainty, it’s clear that we all need more love,” he shared. “Embracing my family has made today full of love and light despite the bad news. But it’s also important that we show love and empathy to people who may not look like us or live like us,” he added.

Legend invited fans to hashtag #lovemenow and upload pictures of their loved ones to Instagram. The star also encouraged his followers to take a look at his music video for ‘Love Me Now,’ which makes its debut on Friday. For now, take a look at the lyric video.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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