Gladys Knight takes fire for agreeing to sing national anthem at upcoming Super Bowl. She issues classiest response possible.

Superstar musician Gladys Knight responded to the backlash she received after accepting an invitation to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII — and her response was 100 percent class.
The Super Bowl is set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

What did she say?

In a statement obtained by TMZ Sports, Knight said that she's praying the Super Bowl national anthem will unite — rather than continue to divide — America.
"I understand that [Colin] Kaepernick is protesting two things and they are police violence and injustice," Knight began.

The music legend went on to highlight her disappointment that the national anthem at NFL games has become such a divisive topic.
"It is unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the national anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone," her statement continued, noting that she will not stand down despite the backlash she has received.

"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," Knight continued.

"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," she added. "No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it."

"I pray that this national anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us," her statement concluded.
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3 comments:

  1. We should ALL be "taking a knee" .........................
    America needs Jack-Booted-Thug police like America needs Homosexual-Pedophile priests.
    .... It is Time to reconsider "taking a knee" As much as I disagree with most of the pro-kneeler idiots ..... I disagree with the Militarized 'police" concept more. Divide & conquer ... keep White & Black from uniting to demand honest police. by instigating conflict. The Militias, etc., were largely born of those concerns. More Whites are shot by police then Blacks --- https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/
    https://www.activistpost.com/2018/10/america-is-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown.html
    Why aren't the Fans kneeling TOO?! All you FEMA camp prospects. All those worried about millions of hollow-point bullets that can store for decades.
    Free Speech ..... kneel for it.
    The police are the ones that Disrespect our Anthem and the Nation by murdering American Citizens, people's beloved pets, People shot in bungled raids on the wrong house , they murder the Rule of Law. Look at all the people being freed from false convictions based on lying police and corrupt prosecutors. Time to DEMILITARIZE the police. What became of those millions of hollow-point bullets? Those FEMA camps await, when shall you speak out?
    Yeah sure, the POLICE - --- Currently, in the U.S., law enforcement kills around 1,200 citizens per year. Ironically, that number is actually four times higher than those who die from rifles. As has been recorded, cops have killed 450 percent more people than have died in the past forty years of mass shootings.
    So now I say why are the football fans not kneeling WITH the players? After Ruby Ridge, Waco, LaVoy Finicum and the Bundy Ranch ALL fans should be joining the Players arm in arm and demanding the "police" start serving ALL the Citizens. The "Thin Blue Line" should be dismantled by any means necessary. There should be througho and objective THIRD PARTY investigations of shootings.
    The police have NO Constitutional obligation to protect you/your loved ones. The police can legally stand and watch your loved ones be beaten to death and there is NO recourse. "all that needs to be understood, and remembered is they are armed, and paid, to protect and serve the State. you are not the State. once that is thoroughly understood, the rest falls into place."
    9/11 did NOT magically transform cops into Honest Trustworthy Lawmen. Get over the misplaced school-girl "hero worship" and start demanding fair treatment of ALL Citizens.
    Former law enforcement officer Matthew Horace explained comments made in his new book, "The Black and the Blue," that describes various police officers as "time bombs waiting to explode,"
    Shooting a Citizen and then whining "I was in fear for my life" should result in immediate LIFE ban from law enforcement not a "license to kill" and if you pass the criminal investigation ---- you can go work at a Walmart where you will be safe. Shooting a harmless pet should mean immediate firing. https://thefreethoughtproject.com/category/cop-watch/
    America needs Jack-Booted-Thug police like America needs Homosexual-Pedophile priests.
    “The freedom of individuals verbally to oppose or challenge police action without thereby risking arrest is one of the principal characteristics by which we distinguish a free nation from a police state.”— Justice William J. Brennan, City of Houston v. Hill
    What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, meek citizens who don’t talk back, don’t challenge government authority, don’t speak out against government misconduct, and don’t step out of line.

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