It all started on Sunday, when the 51-year-old British journalist tweeted that the late Muhammad Ali said "far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims." He then accused people of "sugar coating" Ali after the legendary boxer's death on Friday.
Clearly, 30-year-old Teigen and her husband, 37-year-old John Legend, took offense. After Morgan tweeted, "I hope people don't make me sound too perfect when I die. No coats of sugar please," the "Ordinary People" singer fired back, "You could test us by announcing your retirement."
"From what? Trolling isn't a job (I've tried)," Teigen then cracked.
I hope people don't make me sound too perfect when I die. No coats of sugar please.
Morgan defended his comments about Ali in his column for the Daily Mail on Monday. "You may want to read my new column about Ali & racism, @johnlegend @chrissyteigen -- you may learn something," he tweeted.
"I didn’t intend to disrespect Ali with my tweet, as many claimed," he wrote in the column. "But I did intend to offer the anti-Trump brigade some historical perspective about their own hero as they vented their collective spleen. Of course, that spleen then promptly vented itself on me, but I make no apology."