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Jesse Williams Doesn't Stand for National Anthem at Basketball Game After Charlottesville Attack

Jesse Williams Doesn't Stand for National Anthem at Basketball Game After Charlottesville Attack

Jesse Williams is taking a stance against violence in the United States.

The 36-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star refused to stand during the National Anthem at the BIG3 basketball game on Sunday (August 13) in response to the violence going on Charlottesville, Virginia.

During the song, Jesse shared a video with the caption, “”We’ll stand when you do…” and fans believe that the message is directed at President Trump for the way he handled the white supremacists involved in the rallies and attacks in Charlottesville.

Trump was criticized yesterday for his response to the attacks as he refused to acknowledge that racism is taking place and for not mentioning that it started with a white supremacy rally.

You can watch Jesse‘s video on TMZ.com.

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  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    stupid ungrateful asshole can leave, then

  • plez

    Please he just trying to get the story away from his divorce. People really need to start ignoring people that don’t stand for the anthem. Instead appreciate those that do stand and those that are singing the anthem.

  • TaraTeller

    Asshole.

  • SquidBillie

    With all of his previous comments, it’s obvious he thinks he’s a much bigger star than he actually is. He needs to just go away.

  • Phil the Donahue

    You are also racist? What exactly did your parents do to you? Mommy lick you and daddy kick you?

  • Ash

    I don’t understand why people like him would always attack national anthem and flag. Find other ways to protest without insulting two major symbols of the country.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Unfrateful for what? A country full of racists? What should he be grateful for exactly? You racists? You are a racist, the lowest form of stupidity. Guess your daddy beat u in the head. Repeatedly.

  • Phil the Donahue

    You can insult an entire group of people cause u r racist, but u r worried about the feelings of a piece of cloth? And a stupid song that no one understands. Like this is one nation under god, its full of racist assholes. Like u

  • TaraTeller

    GET THE FUCK OUT!

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    I’M a racist? hell no. eat shit

  • cutitout

    Yeah, he has never spoken out about this before, he did not do a whole speech on national television on it and his twitter and instagram is not full of references about hate, and equality…… He’s just doing this to deflect attention away from his divorce that no one cares about, yeah, he does not really care………

  • Scout Winters

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, he thinks he is an educated civil rights activist and unfortunately his celebrity has given him a platform for his misguided pontificating. Sitting down on your court seat while your national anthem is been played is shameful

  • Munoz Munoz

    This has nothing to do with him thinking he’s a “big star.”

  • Munoz Munoz

    He doesn’t believe the US is living up to its promise and ideals of freedom, liberty and justice for all. Why is it shameful for him to express his views in this way?

  • inorganicmolecule

    As if it matters. Who givers a rip if someone stands or sits during a stupid SONG?