3 days ago, Gladys Knight confirmed she will be singing at the SuperBowl this February and that news did not go down well with some people for obvious reasons; Colin Kaepernick and the NFL row.
However according to a statement she made to Variety magazine “I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice. 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.”
She continued: “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 ‘
However, Twitter black community are not having and they are out singing ‘Cancellation’. See tweets below
— Lady D (@thkmadame) January 17, 2019
#GladysKnight really disappointed me like she doesn’t know what the original national anthem was about … nahhh sis you couldn’t been on the forefront if you support that
— france (@adoree__mee) January 18, 2019
#GladysKnight yes here we go again…giving in to the establishment…surprised at GK performing you are a child of the 60’s 70’s have you forgot the struggles we went through…you need money that bad…stand for something or fall for everything 😳
— James Williams (@ThurmanwooJames) January 18, 2019
The whole situation with #GladysKnight seems like one of those "gotta do something strange for some change" situations. Wasn't she/her family having financial issues allegedly? https://t.co/hoov1c5oyi #ClayCaneShow
— Shawn DeRay (@DeRay_Shawn) January 18, 2019
#GladysKnight comments only shows she’s old and dumb. A actual slave owner wrote the anthem sweetie praising it is a slap on the face to your own ancestry dumbass. And to say you been doing longer than #ColinKaepernick means what? What have you actually don’t for black people?
— 🦋 Ko-Ko (@KindofKoKo) January 19, 2019
— Onyx Paradigm⚡️👊🏿💪🏿⚡️ (@C_Rich75) January 18, 2019
See more tweets on Gladys Knights here
What do you all think? Is Aunty Gladys doing this for the love of country or probably because she is broke?
Comment below and let us know!
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