Beyonce, Jay-Z Stay Seated at Super Bowl During The National Anthem
Beyonce performed the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl
Multiple Grammy award winner Beyonce, who has performed at the Super Bowl several times in the past, sat down with her husband Jay-Z as Demi Lovato performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV.
I understand they are trying to make a statement, but it’s not right to disrespect our country like that. We should be grateful for all of the opportunities we have here and respect our country, regardless of our political views.
The rapper and music mogul’s Roc Nation agreed a deal last August in which it will help select artists for major NFL performances such as at the Super Bowl and play a role in the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative.
This year’s super Bowl halftime performers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are both clients of Roc Nation.
For those supporting Colin Kaepernick, Jay-Z’s deal raised eyebrows with some seeing it as a betrayal of Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter protest.
In 2016, the football pro started kneeling during the national anthem to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played in the NFL since becoming a free agent in 2017 and has argued he’s been effectively exiled from the league.
Some Twitter users certainly seemed to think that Beyonce and Jay-Z were making a statement by not standing and saw it as a gesture of support. [Daily Mail]
Regardless of who you are, if you can’t show respect for the National Anthem and you’re so disgusted with the country, simply move on down the road folks. The only message being conveyed with such a move is that of ignorance.
This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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