Celebrity couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reportedly bought out an entire row of seats at Radio City Music Hall so they could avoid crowds and onlookers as omicron continues to spread throughout the city.
The couple took their children, Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, to see the Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes, where a source took a picture of them.
The unnamed source told FOX News that they had clearly purchased the entire row of seats behind them to avoid having anyone breathing at their backs.
Photos from the night show just one bodyguard, and presumably his family, with at least two other people seen next to him sitting in the otherwise empty row of seats. Each row in the orchestra section has a dozen seats, and to purchase out an entire row could cost more than $3,000.
Some on social media were quick to condemn the wealthy celebrity couple, who have a combined net worth of $75 million, as their COVID precautions may have prevented other families from seeing the Rockettes that night.
John Legend, center, and wife Chrissy Teigen were spotted enjoying the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes on Friday
They had apparently rented out the entire row of seats behind them to avoid having anyone at their backs, save for a body guard and presumably his family
Singer John Legend was pictured carrying his son Miles, 2, over his head, left, as they walked over to Radio City Music Hall on Friday for the performance, while Teigen escorted their daughter, Luna, 4, across the street, right, after the family enjoyed an afternoon shopping at FAO Schwarz
The source also noted that the family slipped into the orchestra seats just before 5pm to further avoid crowds, after going Christmas shopping at FAO Schwarz.
Legend then left 10 minutes before the end of the show to avoid being spotted and accosted by fans, while the bodyguard helped escort Teigen and their children out of the theater when the show formally ended.
Some people took to social media after the pictures of their outing were published on Monday to condemn the couple as being elitist by buying out an entire row of seats to avoid any potential COVID exposure.
‘So @ChrissyTeigen and @JohnLegend denied other families’ children the opportunity to see the Christmas show because they didn’t want to be bothered by the serfs,’ one Twitter user wrote, calling them ‘a couple of elitist jerks.’
Another user also called them ‘fake’ for buying ‘a whole row [at[ Radio City and freeze out regular Americans.
‘Who else is sick and tired of Hollyweird libtards infringing on regular Americans,’ the user asked, rhetorically, telling Teigen and Legend: ‘Next time stay home… no one likes you.’
The Radio City Rockettes are pictured performing at the 89th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
According to Radio City Music Hall’s policy all guests 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID
The unnamed source also told FOX News that the celebrity couple kept their masks on for the duration of 90-minute Christmas Spectacular, except for a brief moment when Teigen enjoyed a quick snack.
According to the venue’s policy, guests 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID, and anyone who is two weeks past their second dose is not required to wear a mask.
Still, many patrons do wear their masks, as New York City’s COVID positivity rate increases.
As of Monday, the city saw a 2.8 percent positivity rate, with 1,144 new confirmed cases of the virus and 363 probable cases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, community transmission remains high as the omicron variant spreads throughout the country.