Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Amy Schumer sits out Super Bowl ads in support of Colin Kaepernick

Amy Schumer asks Maroon 5 to back out of Superbowl halftime show calls them 'complicit.' Amy Schumer asks Maroon 5 to back out of Superbowl halftime show calls them 'complicit.'may wilkerson Oct 20 2018@3:25 PM
Charles Bowen | 21 October, 2018, 22:39

Amy Schumer is doing her part to show support for football player Colin Kaepernick by not participating in any Super Bowl commercials. Why not kneel next to your brothers?

USA media reported on Friday that singer Rihanna had declined an offer to perform during the halftime show in support of Kaepernick, who in 2016 began kneeling to protest multiple police shootings of unarmed black men. Otherwise how are you not complicit?'

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 and has filed a grievance against the league, saying team owners colluded to keep him out of the league after his kneeling protests created a social controversy.

"I personally told my reps I wouldn't do a Super Bowl commercial this year", Schumer wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.

She continued, 'I think it would be cool if Maroon 5 like backed out of super bowl like Rihanna did. She says she realizes that "must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it's all I got".

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Shumer, who once appeared in a Super Bowl ad with Seth Rogen, posted on Instagram in the wake of reports that Rihanna had turned down a chance to be the headliner at the Super Bowl halftime this year in sympathy with controversial former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Actress and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer spoke out about her thoughts on NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. She was arrested last month while protesting Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court and frequently speaks out on the subject of gun control - often referencing the three shooting deaths that occurred during a showing of her film Trainwreck in 2015 at a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Schumer tagged both Maroon 5 and Rihanna in her post.

Schumer compared opposing the NFL to opposing the National Rifle Association. "Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color".

It is unclear if Schumer had an opportunity to be in a Super Bowl advertisement this year.

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