Meghan Linsey Gets Death Threats, Wishes of Getting Cancer After Taking A Knee At Titans-Seahawks
On Sunday, many couldn’t help but notice that both the Steelers and Titans sidelines were completely empty as both teams refused to come out for the National Anthem.
Those weren’t the only protests during that Anthem. After finishing the anthem, singer Meghan Linsey got down on one knee in solidarity with the players around the league.
When she did it, she knew there would be backlash, but what she got was way more than just upset people. Meghan has actually received death threats and people wishing cancer on her for taking a knee.
The Tennessean has the details:
She just didn’t anticipate death threats.
“I’ve been waking up with anxiety a lot and it’s hard to eat food and sleep, but other than that, I’m good,” said Linsey, who was a runner-up on season eight of “The Voice.” “I feel like I did the right thing. I don’t have any regrets.”
The level vitriol was surprising. People wished she would get cancer, told her she was un-American and hated the military, which she vehemently denies.
“It wasn’t a matter of standing against our flag or our military,” she said. “I was standing up for a cause that I believe in. I think that’s a testament of where we are as a country, that it can be so divisive and so volatile. We’re starting to see that more and more since the election. I just haven’t had it directed at me.”
“I know it’s hard and scary, but at the same time there’s a real problem in this country with social injustice and racism,” she said. “I think it’s going to take an army of people that are white and privileged to step up and say, ‘No, this is a real thing’ in order for change to happen.”