AceShowbiz - Chrissy Teigen finds herself in the middle of the drama involving McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook, who was fired after engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. The model and TV personality shared with her followers on Instagram and Twitter her shock after a publication used a photo of her and Easterbrook for the lead image of its article.
"McDonald's FIRES its British CEO Steve Easterbrook from his $16M-a-year- job after a 'consensual' affair with an employee that 'violated company policy,' " read the headline. However, with Chrissy featured in the headline photo, it could be misleading as people might think the woman Easterbrook had an affair with was Chrissy.
"Whoa whoa who why am I in this headline photo lmao," she wrote on Twitter on Monday, November 4 alongside a screenshot of Daily Mail's headline. Not stopping there, the wife of John Legend shared the same picture on her Instagram account. She joked in the caption, "press conference 9am," before wondering, "why me."
Joining the "Lip Sync Battle" host in the joke was actress Sara Foster. "Wait, does this mean I can finally get John on @bumble?" the "90210" actress wrote in the comment. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards, meanwhile, left multiple laughing-and-crying-face emojis.
Fans also praised the mom of two for her taste in humor. "almost pissed myself laughing for a plethora amount of reasons!!! You’re the GOAT!!!" said one fan. Another one wrote, "I've never seen you smile this big next to @johnlegend."
McDonald's announced on Sunday, November 3 that Easterbrook had been terminated from the company for his relationship with another employee. Chris Kempczinski, previously president at McDonald's, has been tapped to step into the role of CEO.
Easterbrook said in an email to employees that was reported on by The Wall Street Journal, that the relationship "was a mistake." He also wrote, "Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on."