“Funny cuz he’s a piece of sh-t heinous stain on our history & [Colin Kaepernick] is an American hero,” Sarah Silverman writes.
Hollywood isn’t happy after President Trump railed against protests in the NFL while speaking in Alabama Friday night.
San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick started a widespread trend of kneeling for the National Anthem in protest to the oppression of black people in the United States. Though he has since been cut from his team and remains unsigned, dozens of current players continue to take a knee every Sunday.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! He’s fired! He’s fired!'” Trump said.
“That owner, they don’t know it…they’ll be the most popular person, for a week. They’ll be the most popular person in this country,” he continued.
The NFL’s Players Association released a statement denouncing Trump’s comments. “The peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of responses. Those opinions are protected speech and a freedom that has been paid for by the sacrifice of men and women throughout history…No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights.”
Hollywood joined in on the action as well — read more tweets below:
Steph Curry also caught the ire of Trump after he said the Warriors were debating whether to go to the White House for the traditional meet and greet. POTUS uninvited Curry, tweeting, “”Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore the invitation is withdrawn.”
That set off another set of furious tweets: