Gladys Knight Doesn’t Support Kaepernick’s NFL Stance
Yeah... you read that one right. Weird, right? Well, at first glance I think it's a bit strange. Mostly because of what Colin Kaepernick is trying to make a point about with the "take a knee" during the anthem stance. Others have thought it strange as well, and this is what she had to say about the decision to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 53...
“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” she wrote to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive sense of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.
Knight also went on to say that she made a careful decision when she was asked to sing the anthem on Feb 3, 2019.
“I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good—I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.
What are your thoughts on this? Is she still supportive in her own way?