Chrissy Teigen Calls Out American Airlines, Claims Company Only ‘Cares About Money’

Chrissy Teigen is one celebrity who is not afraid to speak her voice. She rose to fame as a model, though these days, Teigen is known for being a prominent figure on social media. Teigen has been using her platform to speak out about issues such as postpartum depression, beauty standards, and privilege.

Fans might also know Teigen is not afraid to speak out when she sees injustice. Recently, Teigen showed this side of herself when she decided to call out American Airlines for its recent actions.

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Chrissy Teigen is very vocal on social media

Teigen has a big presence on social media. She often tweets throughout her day to share thoughts with fans. Additionally, Teigen also posts many pictures of herself and her family on Instagram. Her followers seem to enjoy her sense of humor and her no-nonsense approach to imparting information.

Some of the things Teigen has been known to do on social media include clapping back at haters, giving fans insights into her life as a celebrity, being real about how imperfect her life is.

Of course, she also uses social media to inspire change in the world. For example, she donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to helping bail out protesters involved in the recent Black Lives Matter movement.

Teigen once slammed Donald Trump and Mike Pence for their comments about COVID-19 testing

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In March 2020, fans saw that Teigen was not having it after Donald Trump and Mike Pence made negative comments about COVID-19 testing.

Pence said at a White House press briefing, “The test was very quick, but it goes a fair amount up into your sinuses and it’s not comfortable. That is probably a good opportunity to say again to any American looking on, if you do not have symptoms you do not need a test.”

Meanwhile, Trump said at a press conference that the test was “not very nice to do” and “not a lot of fun to take.”

Teigen, who also had a COVID-19 test done herself in preparation for a surgery, took to social media to slam Trump and Pence for complaining about minor discomfort with a test that is meant to be done for public safety. Teigen compared their experience to her own one of giving birth.

“My vagina was ripped to my a**hole giving birth to Luna. I had a vaga**hole. F*ck your swab pain,” Teigen wrote.

She also added, “They had to put a garbage bag at the end of the bed to collect my blood before stitching me up, where I then had to pee using a water bottle as a pain fountain for 3 months. so yeah. the swab, I bet it’s super rough.”

Why did Teigen call out American Airlines recently?

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Teigen recently decided to call out American Airlines for a COVID-19-related issue. The company announced in early July that it would start filling up planes at full capacity—up from the 85 percent cap it had previously implemented.

After Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley posted a picture of himself on a packed American Airlines flight, Teigen chimed in with harsh words for the company.

“Not to be dramatic but American Airlines only cares about money and doesn’t care if you get sick and die,” she said on Twitter.

An American Airlines spokesperson told People the company is “unwavering in our commitment to the safety and well-being of our customers and team members.” They also noted customers now have flexibility to “change their travel plans” should they not want to board flights that are crowded.