Amy Schumer has a few questions that need answers…
The comedian and actress took to social media to ask why more white NFL players aren’t kneeling alongside their brothers – especially after witnessing the “deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country.”
She also urged Maroon 5 to back out of headlining the Super Bowl like Rihanna did.
Read Amy’s full statement below.
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 the 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?
I love me some Amy…