“Of course we are all as Americans so proud of Simone Biles,” Legend gushes. “She’s one of the greatest athletes we’ve ever seen in the Olympics, but she’s also dealt with a lot of challenges so we wanted to kind of address all of that within this film.”
Legend points another key female figure in his life as his guiding light: wife Chrissy Teigen. “I felt like I was able to empathize with Simone’s story because I’ve been right next to my wife when she’s dealt with online trolls,” Legend explains. “I feel like women get a lot more negativity online than men do, and particularly for female athletes often times they have to deal with, ‘Oh are they hot or not?’ at the same time they’re dealing with, ‘Are they really good at their sport?'”
Thankfully Legend doesn’t hold back in standing up against sexism everywhere. And as for his dad skills? Let’s just say they’re too cute even for Instagram!
You can hear John’s original music in the VS series by SK-II STUDIO which is now available at SK-II.com