Amy Schumer Calls Out Maroon 5 Over Super Bowl Halftime Show
The outspoken comic vowed to not film a Super Bowl ad over NFL treatment of Colin Kaepernick.
Amy Schumer took to Instagram over the weekend to voice her feelings over Maroon 5’s decision to play next year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
The pop rock band was a audible by the NFL after first choice Rihanna refused to play because of the league’s treatment of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri did,” the Trainwreck actress shared. “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year.”
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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?
Kaepernick alleges he’s been blackballed by owners over his political views on social justice. The former 49ers leader began taking a knee during the singing of the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans and is now suing the league for what he calls collusion against him.
The Adam Levin-fronted band has yet to publicly comment on its decision to play the show or react to Schumer’s call for them to step down.
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