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Jesse Williams Speaks Out About National Anthem at NFL Games: 'It's A Scam'

Jesse Williams is sharing his thoughts about the National Anthem playing at football games.

The 36-year-old actor says that players stepping onto the field for the anthem is a marketing “scam” and does not have to do with NFL tradition.

“I think…it’s also important to realize that this anthem thing is a scam. This is not actually part of football. This was invented in 2009 from the government paying the NFL to market military recruitment – to get more people to go off and fight wars to die,” Jesse said on MSNBC.

He added, “This has nothing to do with NFL or American pastime or tradition. This is to get boys and girls to go fly overseas and go kill people. They’re marketing. They’re pumping millions and millions of dollars into the NFL to get us to put on a pageant in front of NFL football games to get you to go off and fight.”

Hear all that Jesse had to say in the video below…

Jesse Williams is Supported by Ellen Pompeo at ADCOLOR Awards

Jesse Williams poses on the red carpet with Grey’s Anatomy co-star Ellen Pompeo after the 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards on Tuesday night (September 19) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.

The 36-year-old actor looked handsome in a tight navy sweater as he attended the awards event hosted by Aisha Taylor.

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During the event, Jesse was honored with All Star Award for his activism and using his celebrity status to bring light to important issues.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious recognition at this year’s ADCOLOR Awards and Conference.” Jesse said. “Activism and awareness has always played a central role in my life and as ADCOLOR knows, it is up to all of us to use the information at our disposal to improve the quality of life for those around us.”

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Jennifer Hudson & Justin Timberlake Lead Star-Studded Super School Live Event!

So many stars lent their support at the XQ Super School Live event yesterday!

The star-studded event was presented by EIF and held at the Barker Hangar on Friday (September 8) in Santa Monica, Calif.

Justin Timberlake was seen mingling with James Corden and Tom Hanks at the event, which also involved Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis and HTGAWM co-star Karla Souza, singer Andra Day, entertainer Common, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Jesse Williams, and DJ Khaled with his adorable son Asahd.

Also in attendance were Chance the Rapper, Maria Bello, and Jordan Fisher, actress Miranda Cosgrove, and director JJ Abrams, who all spoke on stage at the event, which aims to rethink the way high school curriculum is taught in America.

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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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'Grey's Anatomy' Men Throw First Pitch at Mariners Game (Video)

Justin Chambers, Jason George, Jesse Williams, and Kevin McKidd got their baseball on this week!

The Grey’s Anatomy stars threw the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday (July 25) at Safeco Field in Seattle.

As you probably know, the ABC drama takes place at the fictional Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle.

The group wore customized jerseys and had a blast out on the field.

“Gettin’ loose in the tunnels before taking the mound at #SafeCoField to the throw that first pitch w the boys. @Mariners #RedSox #HiPops #Beisbol @Ebroji,” Jesse captioned the Instagram video below.

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See all of the pics and videos from the guys’ day below!

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