John Legend: We need more love in the world


John Legend thinks “we need more love” in the wake of the result of the US Presidential election.

The 37-year-old singer took to Instagram on Wednesday (09.11.16) to share a heartfelt message reflecting on the results of Tuesday’s (08.11.16) election which saw controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump take the majority over Democratic representative Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

Sharing a picture of himself with his wife Chrissy Teigen and their six-month-old daughter Luna, the ‘All of Me’ hitmaker wrote: “In this time of conflict and uncertainty, it’s clear that we all need more love. I find it in my family and in my music.

“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. Those who are marginalised and rejected, feared and left behind.”

The musician also used the post to promote the video for his new single ‘Love Me Now’, which he revealed would be released on Friday (11.11.16) in order to promote the idea that “love is universal” in the wake of the election.

He continued: “We didn’t think about the election when we planned the release date for this song and video.

“The video premieres Friday and features a diverse group of people from all over the world. From Standing Rock to Iraq, from Orlando to the DR.

“Love is universal. We all need it. We all can give it. And it will ultimately win over hate. I have to believe that.”

And the ‘Ordinary People’ singer made sure to point out that the election result was not one he “wanted and expected”, as he said he backed “unity and inclusion” instead of “hate and suspicion”

He said: “You all know how I wanted and expected the election to go. 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.”

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