Where Were You During “The Great Christine Teigen/Macy’s Twitter Shade of 2018”?

Since the days of cavemen dragging people and animals behind them while others grunted and banged rocks, there has always been a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. While the historical accuracy of that first sentence may be in doubt, one fact is beyond refute: that parade’s been around for a loooooooong time.

Since 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has served as a holiday tradition for New York City and the U.S. – and around the world. Over the years, the parade has grown in size and scope – a seizure-inducing blend of sights and sounds, usually backed by subzero temperatures with spectators crammed together so tightly there’s a good chance someone might get pregnant. Through it all, generations of children are left with fanciful memories of a beautiful day – in much the same manner that the mind allows you to forget the particulars of a car accident years later but remember that it was sunny out.

But no one will forget “The Great Christine Teigen/Macy’s Twitter Shade of 2019”

Background: Author/model Christine Teigen‘s (whose “word fu” is righteously strong and someone you should follow on Twitter) husband, Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony-award-winning singer John Legend, was booked to perform on the Build-A-Bear Workshop’s float. Promoting his new album A Legendary Christmas with a performance of “Merry Little Christmas,” Legend made sure his Twitter followers tuned in to show some love and support:

That’s where things took an interesting turn – because Legend’s push to get as many eyeballs tuned is as possible for his performance didn’t quite seem on the same page as his better half, who had a slightly different opinion on parade-watching in 2014:

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The beauty of social media? It never forgets – and neither does Macy’s, who under the smooth guise of a #tbt tweet threw some playful shade at Teigen to “remind” her of how her views on parades has “evolved” over time:

Even Legend tweeted an appreciation of Macy’s point:

But this is Christine Teigen, people! She’s taken on Twitter trolls by the legions and left quivering, insecure bodies in her wake – she doesn’t back down from anyone…let alone a near-century-old parade!

As for Legend choosing to side with Macy’s over “The Family,” Teigen saved the harshest burn for last:

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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