Amy Schumer weighed in on this year’s Super Bowl halftime performance, suggesting that Maroon 5 should’ve turned down the offer.
Schumer, who once appeared in a Super Bowl advertisement with Seth Rogen, posted on Instagram in the wake of reports that Rihanna had turned down an opportunity to be the main event at the Super Bowl halftime this year in support of former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.
Rihanna reportedly declined the NFL’s offer to perform for one of the most-watched performances because Kaepernick has been out of the league for two years as a result of his political stance.
Kaepernick was a voluntary free agent after the 2016 season, but hasn’t been signed to a team yet. He was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, sparking a protest movement that dominated the league and media attention in 2017.
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Friday thought. I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color. And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says its disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?
The Trainwreck star likewise said she would not take an interest in any ads that would air during the year’s Super Bowl. “I know it must sound like a privilege-ass sacrifice, but it’s all I got. Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”
Schumer additionally asked “why more white players aren’t kneeling” during the national anthem.
“Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?”