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Now Even Kate Upton is Weighing in on This Whole ‘Kneeling During the Anthem’ Thing (Pic)
I just realized after seeing this Instagram post that this whole time we’ve been bickering about Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest during the National Anthem and we haven’t even heard from Kate Upton on the matter.
Well, 16 hours ago, that was fixed by Upton herself following the actions of a few Miami Dolphins players. The curvy sex symbol took to the photo sharing site to write a lengthy missive about…several things.
She explains to us all what the anthem is and what it represents, in terms so basic that no one could argue with the definition, then refers to the refusals to stand as a “disgrace.”
Maybe you should just read the thing yourself. Here it is:
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.
The strangest part seems to be when she insists that people should protest AFTER the anthem, which kind of defeats the purpose of a protest. Maybe Kate would be comofortable if everyone protested quietly in their own homes late at night. That would certainly ruffle less feathers.