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Amy Schumer Thinks Maroon 5 Should Back Out Of the Super Bowl

Amy Schumer Thinks Maroon 5 Should Back Out Of the Super Bowl

Following the news that Rihanna turned down the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, Amy Schumer revealed on Instagram that she is also steering clear of the NFL and thinks other performers should as well. 

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"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," asked Schumer. The actress and comedian went on to say that she thinks it "would be cool" if Maroon 5, who are playing the Halftime Show, "backed out of super bowl" like Rihanna.

"I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year," added Schumer. "I know it must sound like a privilege [sic] ass sacrifice but it’s all I got." She goes on to explain that "hitting" the NFL where it really counts, advertising, is the only way to make them take notice. "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."

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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?

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