Kate Upton Doesn’t Agree to Kneeling During National Anthem
Since Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during during a preseason NFL game last month, a number of others have followed.
Some obviously support the 49ers QB's decision, while others don't, but Kaepernick has a reason. He has protested the tradition, saying that he's "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
A number of Miami Dolphins players protested as well on Sunday (Sept. 11), kneeling during the National Anthem before their Week 1 game versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Dolphins running back Arian Foster explained, after the game: "We see and feel you... of the people out there that are hurting. It's not about the symbology that people are mad about. It's about the message and it's about who's saying it."
Model Kate Upton doesn't agree, and took to Twitter to call out the Miami players who kneeled during the National Anthem. "This is unacceptable. You should be proud to be an American. Especially on 9/11 when we should support each other," she wrote on Twitter, followed by a lenghthy explanation on Instagram, which you can read below:
In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom. Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific. Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States. We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful. After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place. The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society. Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place #neverforget.
What do you think?