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Amy Schumer Won't Star in Super Bowl Commercials Out of Respect for Colin Kaepernick

Amy Schumer Won't Star in Super Bowl Commercials Out of Respect for Colin Kaepernick

Amy Schumer is doing her part to show support for football player Colin Kaepernick by not participating in any Super Bowl commercials.

The 37-year-old actress previously appeared in a Bud Light commercial for the Super Bowl in 2016.

“Friday thought. I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?” Amy said on her Instagram.

“I think it would be cool if Maroon 5 backed out of super bowl like Rihanna did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got,” Amy continued. “Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color.”

Rihanna reportedly turned down the chance to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2019 out of respect for Kaepernick, who has been shunned by the NFL after kneeling during the National Anthem.

“And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says its disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?” she concluded.

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  • Jason Bowen

    Good for her making Donald Trump and his Deplorables look bad.

  • Phil the Donahue

    levine is a douche so we shall see. Great voice tho’ but the Super Bowl will get some trashy artist, I think there are two of them. That or he does a performance where everyone gets on a knee and it’s incredibly diverse and he gives a speech during the performance about how being sh itty isn’t cool.

  • Ausangel01

    How does this make the President look bad? A washed up comedian turned untalented ‘actress’ doesn’t want to film any Super Bowl commercials. Before anything else was there even any offers made in the first place?!?

  • plez

    Has anyone asked her to do a SuperBowl commercial. It’s not like she’s that much of a hot star this year.

  • FerCat

    Seemed like sarcasm.

  • FerCat

    No being in any commercial shows respect for all of us. Good on you.

  • suzybel

    Not only is she not funny but she is delusional.

  • Kim Torres

    My family loves football can’t wait for the Super Bowl. And we like moron 5… kneeling for the National Anthem is so played out,the ones doing it is ignored,nobody brings attention to it anymore.. everybody understands the cause but people have respect for our national anthem and the flag for many reasons.. Kaepernick should of took a different approach to the cause. Amy Schumer please shut up. You making yourself look stupid

  • Jason Bowen

    Deplorables seem to make everything up to try and make their dictator Donald Trump look good. Even though he is the most hated scum on the planet.