Two Pop Culture Superstars Disrespect Super Bowl National Anthem

Last night was an unbelievable night for the Kansas City Chiefs, who defeated the San Francisco 49er’s in a stunning turnaround fashion during this year’s Super Bowl.

And while there were plenty of controversial calls on the field last night, particularly in the second half, perhaps the most salacious moment of the entire sporting spectacular came before the first snap.

In the moments before kickoff, however, there was an abundance of hope; hope for supporters of both teams who predicted a victory.  Hope for fans of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira that their halftime show wouldn’t be full of political nonsense.  And hope that Colin Kaepernick’s metaphorical ghost had been expelled from the NFL for good.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z appeared to make a silent statement during the Super Bowl on Sunday night. During Demi Lovato’s performance of the national anthem, the couple stayed seated, video obtained by TMZ shows.

That video went viral online, with many assuming the couple did not stand to show solidarity with some NFL players’ sideline kneeling. The sideline protests were started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first knelt for the national anthem in 2016.

Kapernick sparked a movement among many NFL players, who began to kneel on the sidelines to protest racial oppression and police brutality. The protests sparked a nationwide debate and even President Trump weighed in.

The statement was clear and obvious, and social media was soon predictably inundated with disappointment that the first couple of popular music would bring their personal politics into the festivities.


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