Amy Schumer: More White NFL Players Should Kneel or Else 'Complicit'

Getty Images Kevin Winter  Getty Images

Getty Images Kevin Winter Getty Images

"I personally told my reps I wouldn't do a Super Bowl commercial this year", Schumer wrote.

The "I Feel Pretty" actress then made the statement that kneeling would be a "proud" moment and called for more white National Football League players to "stand up for your brothers and sisters of color".

In an Instagram post on Friday, the comedian called attention to the Football League's handling of Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest in 2016, implying that those who ignore racial tensions in the US are complicit. "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".

Her message came the same day reports surfaced that singer Rihanna turned down being the next year's Super Bowl half time performer, also in support of Kaepernick.

Actress Amy Schumer has weighed in on this year's potential Super Bowl half-time lineup, saying that Adam Levine led Maroon 5 should join Rihanna in turning down the gig. Addressing them directly, she wrote: "Otherwise how are you not complicit?"

In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a political-themed campaign for Bud Light, "Raise One to Right Now", during Super Bowl 50.

The star also said that she was going to avoid all Super Bowl commercials as a way to "really hurt" the NFL. She says she realizes that "must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it's all I got". "I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra".

Notícias recomendadas

  • Michigan Snags The Paul Bunyan Trophy Against Michigan State 21-7

    Michigan Snags The Paul Bunyan Trophy Against Michigan State 21-7

    LJ Scott returned from a leg injury to play for the Spartans after a four-game absence and ran for just 25 yards on 10 carries. Higdon would have to claw his way for his sixth straight 100-yard game as he would finish with 33 carries for 144 yards.
    Fall book sale starts Friday at Norman Public Library

    Fall book sale starts Friday at Norman Public Library

    Most have been donated by library patrons and community members and are in very good to almost new condition. The Friends of the McHenry Public Library District always is looking for new members and volunteers.
    Cobalt Air suspends operations

    Cobalt Air suspends operations

    There was speculation that the budget airline was facing cash flow problems after two of its aircraft were grounded for two days. Unconfirmed reports suggest that it ran out of money after it failed to reach a deal with a potential European investor.
  • Death of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul: Facts and Reactions

    Death of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul: Facts and Reactions

    The UK Foreign Office described it as "a awful act" and said the people behind the killing "must be held to account". Saudi Arabia has plunged into an worldwide crisis over the fate of Khashoggi, who was critical of the crown prince.

    With No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Climbs to $1.6 Billion

    The probabilities are overwhelmingly not in your favor. "That'd be easy, getting him off to a college, university", Franklin said. The buyer purchased the Megaplier feature, which boosted the value of the ticket from the usual $1 million to $5 million.
    Chelsea's wild celebrations at 96th-minute goal rile Mourinho

    Chelsea's wild celebrations at 96th-minute goal rile Mourinho

    Sarri was furious at dropping two points, accusing his players of trying to match United at their own game . Mourinho conceded that he was upset at the way in which Ianni celebrated in front of him.
  • Man escapes shark's jaws after punching predator in the head

    Man escapes shark's jaws after punching predator in the head

    Both beaches have again been closed following this morning's incident and will remain off limits until further notice. Kenny is now being treated in hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
    Spotify Premium update lets you listen to endless playlist of similar music

    Spotify Premium update lets you listen to endless playlist of similar music

    Especially when these "radio stations" are "updated regularly to keep things fresh", as well as available to play while offline. Way back in August of this year, Spotify rolled out a new UI for its iOS and Android apps that's much simpler and easy to use.
    Raiders RB out a month

    Raiders RB out a month

    Although it's entirely possible, the groin injury could be aggravation from a prior laceration. He also has 15 receptions for 84 yards.
  • Harbaugh blames 'bush league' Michigan State for pregame antics

    Harbaugh blames 'bush league' Michigan State for pregame antics

    At first, the move can just be seen as Bush being overly emotional before a big rivalry game. Harbaugh notes the defense's job of holding MSU to 94 total yards.
    Bosa leaving OSU to prepare for National Football League  draft

    Bosa leaving OSU to prepare for National Football League draft

    When taking that variable into effect, Bosa's season ended on September 15 regardless of his likelihood as the No. 1 pick looming. Bosa had three sacks through three games this season, a number that still stands as second-best on the defense.
    'We've paid a big price': Australia government loses crucial by-election

    'We've paid a big price': Australia government loses crucial by-election

    Phelps said she would be setting two priorities - action on climate change and getting asylum seeker children off Nauru. The entire Liberal Party function room booed him when it was shown on television screens.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.