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Kate Upton Slams NFL Players for Taking Knee During National Anthem

Kate Upton Slams NFL Players for Taking Knee During National Anthem

Kate Upton is speaking out to slam NFL players who are taking the knee or not standing while the National Anthem is performed.

The 24-year-old model and frequent Sports Illustrated cover star initially tweeted that she doesn’t support the recent act of protest, started by Colin Kaepernick. She then added a lengthier explanation on Instagram.

“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,” Kate wrote on Instagram.

“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,” Kate added. “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,” she continued. “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.”

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  • millerz

    never thought i’d agree with her so strongly on something!

  • Maria M.

    Every brainless idiot has an opinion these days.

  • Jack Mack

    You tell’em Sugar-tits!!!!

  • fromanotherplanet

    If this heaux doesn’ shut up…some people cannot be proud of a country that oppresses them. Also, what is all this claptrap about peace? What peace b itch??? Bye!

  • Curt Noydb

    Please tell us how you are oppressed or they are. We will be happy to help you escape this evil land.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Yes, because Native Americans for example have every reason to be proud of the American flag. What a luxury it must be, to be white, clueless, ignorant and stupid.

  • cutitout

    It’s hard to take anyone seriously after you’ve seen their naked selfies, post-coital body-fluid splatters and all….

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  • Amber

    Ew

  • FerCat

    Hey, America killed a lot of white people.

  • FerCat

    Hey, America killed a lot of white people.

  • FerCat

    Hey, America killed a lot of white people.

  • FerCat

    Hey, America killed a lot of white people.

  • Alexander Mohr

    And you just posted yours.

  • Alexander Mohr

    And you just posted yours.

  • Alexander Mohr

    And you just posted yours.

  • Alexander Mohr

    And you just posted yours.

  • Alexander Mohr

    And you just posted yours.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

    Dr Samuel Johnson

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    So you feel that your “freedom” is got to be protected nowadays, too?

  • Naynay

    truly I don’t understand this issue, like aren’t you guys supposed to be free in america ? so if you’re free then you should be able to do whatever you want and think however you want so why is one or two guy simply kneeling during a fucking song (cause that’s what it is, it’s just a fucking song) would cause you such anger and madness, I mean there’s far more outrageous stuff going on in the world but somehow you decide that these players kneeling in hopes to be seen and heard are the biggest threat in the world ? seriously ? #onlyinamerica #SMH and somehow in this whole mess Donald Trump insulting all your compatriots didn’t bother you right ? I guess people have great priorities

  • Melissa Iris

    He hates what this country stands for but he has no problem taking the money…

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  • Curt Noydb

    Actually, Native Americans killed a lot of other Native Americans. Oops your lib arts professor didn’t cover that. So tell me how people are oppressed? Are they oppressed because they didn’t get to attend the privileged private schools like Michelle and Barry? Maybe they didn’t get a free ride in college like the prop NFL/NBA millionaires. Sweetums, I went to public schools, I went to college but had to drop, not a lot of grants and scholarships for us white people. I finished college with the GI Bill. Please tell me what career field, what industry minorities are prevented from pursuing. Politics, like President or senator? Maybe its Hollywood like Will Smith, Denzel, Morgan Freeman? Medicine like Ben Carson? Minorities take precedence over whites in all State and Federal jobs and
    programs. Called Affirmative Action. You don’t have to be good, just
    Black. So are you oppressed by coor OR BY LACK OF SKILL AND TALENT?

  • cutitout

    He hates the fact that the country does NOT stand up for ALL of it’s citizens.

  • cutitout

    exactly.

  • cutitout

    Poor, ignorant white person. There is a difference between inter tribal wars, etc and MASS GENOCIDE IN ORDER TO EXTERMINATE A RACE SO YOU CAN “DISCOVER” AN ALREADY POPULATED LAND.

    The Protest is to bring light to mass police brutality where people(actually, mostly white people) are gunned down in the streets by judge/jury/executioner police officers with no business wearing badges and getting to walk away from it time and time again with zero consequences.

    Are you even caught up on why affirmative action exists? Its because white people kidnapped and enslaved black people, denied them education for generations while they built America and then when they were freed, were denied equal education for years and years setting families back while whites built wealth that benefited generations to come. And to this day, blacks and people of color are still segregated by real-estate and districting and caught in schools that are still teaching from out-dated books and bad teachers.

    Affirmative action is still necessary until we completely repair our educational system to ensure that all students get equal-quality education and the the racially/culturally biased tests get the boot. Its also necessary to make msure that ignorant people like you get a chance to be around educated black people in hopes that some of their intelligence will rub off on you and you won’t end up a poor, woe is me skinhead with tattoos you can’t show in public.

  • Kat

    This is so SAD. You had to face hardship and blame POC. Of course that make sense. Not.

  • Visitor

    Did she speak up for human rights abuses or against the brutality inflicted on minorities? No, but the moment someone does, this bit gitties ‘imbo is opening her mouth.

  • Visitor

    Did she speak up for human rights abuses or against the brutality inflicted on minorities? No, but the moment someone does, this bit gitties ‘imbo is opening her mouth.

  • Curt Noydb

    You poor pathetic little victim… What story do you want to stick with? The myth of Black people kidnapped and enslaved by white people of the mass genocide lament? In Africa, the BLACK PEOPLE enslaved other BLACK People and sold them as slaves. In a few cases, event their own children, so do don’t come at it with the Cornell West version of History. Lets stick with the facts. BTW, the FIRST SLAVE OWNER in America was Black, Anthony Johnson. Look up the case of 1654. Oops, Uncle Al didn’t mentioned that did he?
    Based on the 1850 Census
    Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this
    number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African
    American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin,
    records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
    So please take your racial morality argument and shove it. You are obviously an uneducated apparatchik playing the victim card as a defense mechanism to protect you form your low self-esteem and lack of ability.

    Sweetie, its always been about money and power and the power of the top-tier to manipulate the masses. Its been going on for centuries, in every land, every race. Lastly you and all your little friends had better wake up and learn quickly. With the technological advances, there is little to no need for an unskilled labor force. The reason so many are suffering in our cities and even our rural areas, is there isn’t employment available and we are no longer a self-reliant, agrarian society.

  • Curt Noydb

    You poor pathetic little victim… What story do you want to stick with? The myth of Black people kidnapped and enslaved by white people of the mass genocide lament? In Africa, the BLACK PEOPLE enslaved other BLACK People and sold them as slaves. In a few cases, event their own children, so do don’t come at it with the Cornell West version of History. Lets stick with the facts. BTW, the FIRST SLAVE OWNER in America was Black, Anthony Johnson. Look up the case of 1654. Oops, Uncle Al didn’t mentioned that did he?
    Based on the 1850 Census
    Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this
    number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African
    American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin,
    records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
    So please take your racial morality argument and shove it. You are obviously an uneducated apparatchik playing the victim card as a defense mechanism to protect you form your low self-esteem and lack of ability.

    Sweetie, its always been about money and power and the power of the top-tier to manipulate the masses. Its been going on for centuries, in every land, every race. Lastly you and all your little friends had better wake up and learn quickly. With the technological advances, there is little to no need for an unskilled labor force. The reason so many are suffering in our cities and even our rural areas, is there isn’t employment available and we are no longer a self-reliant, agrarian society.

  • Curt Noydb

    You poor pathetic little victim… What story do you want to stick with? The myth of Black people kidnapped and enslaved by white people of the mass genocide lament? In Africa, the BLACK PEOPLE enslaved other BLACK People and sold them as slaves. In a few cases, event their own children, so do don’t come at it with the Cornell West version of History. Lets stick with the facts. BTW, the FIRST SLAVE OWNER in America was Black, Anthony Johnson. Look up the case of 1654. Oops, Uncle Al didn’t mentioned that did he?
    Based on the 1850 Census
    Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this
    number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African
    American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin,
    records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
    So please take your racial morality argument and shove it. You are obviously an uneducated apparatchik playing the victim card as a defense mechanism to protect you form your low self-esteem and lack of ability.

    Sweetie, its always been about money and power and the power of the top-tier to manipulate the masses. Its been going on for centuries, in every land, every race. Lastly you and all your little friends had better wake up and learn quickly. With the technological advances, there is little to no need for an unskilled labor force. The reason so many are suffering in our cities and even our rural areas, is there isn’t employment available and we are no longer a self-reliant, agrarian society.

  • Curt Noydb

    You poor pathetic little victim… What story do you want to stick with? The myth of Black people kidnapped and enslaved by white people of the mass genocide lament? In Africa, the BLACK PEOPLE enslaved other BLACK People and sold them as slaves. In a few cases, event their own children, so do don’t come at it with the Cornell West version of History. Lets stick with the facts. BTW, the FIRST SLAVE OWNER in America was Black, Anthony Johnson. Look up the case of 1654. Oops, Uncle Al didn’t mentioned that did he?
    Based on the 1850 Census
    Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this
    number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. The country’s leading African
    American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin,
    records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
    So please take your racial morality argument and shove it. You are obviously an uneducated apparatchik playing the victim card as a defense mechanism to protect you form your low self-esteem and lack of ability.

    Sweetie, its always been about money and power and the power of the top-tier to manipulate the masses. Its been going on for centuries, in every land, every race. Lastly you and all your little friends had better wake up and learn quickly. With the technological advances, there is little to no need for an unskilled labor force. The reason so many are suffering in our cities and even our rural areas, is there isn’t employment available and we are no longer a self-reliant, agrarian society.

  • fromanotherplanet

    You honestly cannot be this stupid, can you?

  • Curt Noydb

    Yours is the standard reply of a fool without argument. Thanks for proving my point. No one ever asks why does Slavery still exist in Africa, the Middle East, and in large parts of Asia. It destroys their myth.

  • Curt Noydb

    My hardship was not such but simply adversity which I had to overcome. Its called life Princess and favors no one. I blame no one… I just wasn’t born with the privilege Obama had, yet laments about so often. The greatest slave owner of all is the DNC and you are owned by it without question.

  • fromanotherplanet

    You are. You really are.

  • Kat

    You have issues for sure. If you couldn’t get into Havard its all on you. The place is made off like 90% of wealthy white males and females. Barack Obama got in because he deserved it. And you deserved your sad life.

  • Curt Noydb

    Stop…your hurting my little fweelins. Need to crawl to my safe place and call for Crisis Intervention and coping skills. You poor pathetic little kids. Reality is going to smack the crap out of you. wished you cared about the children in the war zones of Southside, East L.A. Detroit ( anywhere), Baltimore, etc. Yep children don’t matter just street thugs. Right Precious? Over 500 killed in Chicago just this year. Damn White people.

  • Randolph Slinky

    Beautiful, intelligent, and brave woman that Kate Upton. Just imagine if Kapernut had half her intelligence and grace, he might actually then have a thought worth paying attention to.

  • Morton

    Says the privileged white girl

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