While some millionaire, pansy-ass football players are sitting or kneeling in utter disrespect to America, the National Anthem, the flag, and the freedom it represents, on the 15-year anniversary of September 11 at that, supermodel Kate Upton took to social media with a powerful message.
It’s a shame that the day that 3,000 Americans were killed by Islamic terrorists is perceived as an opportunity to make a political statement against a country that has afforded them amazing opportunities and enriched their wallets, but that’s another story. To my recollection, I have never heard Upton speak out on anything that is a politically-minded. Upton, like many Americans, is sick and tired of a “political statement” being made in disrespect to the flag and the men and women, of all ethnicities and religions, who have risked their lives and many died to protect the freedom and ideals it represents.
Upton demonstrates in her series of tweets and Instagram post that beauty can be coupled with brains, patriotism, and a boldness to express your views of American pride at a time when the anti-American sentiment seems to be en vogue. In response to players from the Miami Dolphins, including star running back Arian Foster, kneeling in protest during the National Anthem as well as San Francisco 49ers benchwarming QB Colin Kaepernick leading the anti-America pack,Upton let her thoughts be perfectly clear.
This is unacceptable. You should be proud to be an American. Especially on 9/11 when we should support each other. https://t.co/qFozwaH9Bu
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) September 11, 2016
Indeed, Kate Upton. We should be supporting each other on this day of all days. Most Americans who were over the age of 10 on 9/11/01 should recall how the entire country came together on 9/12/01 no matter what our skin color, religion, or political beliefs. We were sending a message to the Muslim terrorists who attacked us on our soil in order to tear apart our way of life that they were not going to win. Those who are choosing to divide by disrespecting the flag and the National Anthem on any day, but especially on the 15-year anniversary of that horrific day, are sending the exact opposite message.
Protest&speak ur mind whenever u want but during the 120secs you should support the people who protect our freedom. https://t.co/qFozwaH9Bu
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) September 11, 2016
Damn straight. In many countries, those who are choosing to disrespect America as oppressive to black people as they, black men in this case, will walk to the parking lot after the game and get into their high dollar car and go back to their expensive homes, would be imprisoned or worse. They should be thankful for the freedom and opportunities they have been able to take advantage of in this country.
Upton went into even more detail on her Instagram post. It’s a powerful statement that should be read by every American.
In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom. Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific. Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States. We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful. After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place. The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society. Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place #neverforget.
Well said, Kate Upton. Well said.
h/t Right Scoop