Monday, September 12, 2016

Kate Upton gives an unwanted opinion on Miami Dolphin football players

Posted By on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Kate Upton, the supermodel turned semi-actress and fiancé of the Tigers' Justin Verlander had some choice words for the football players of the Miami Dolphins last night on social media when they decided to join Colin Kaepernick in protest during the playing of the National Anthem. 

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.

A photo posted by Kate Upton (@kateupton) on

Really, Kate Upton? You don't think these men are proud to be Americans? We think you missed the point of this protest.

In case you haven't noticed, you are a rich white woman, Kate. You are oozing with privilege. Last time we checked, you don't know what it is like to be a black person living in America. 

In her Instagram post, Upton wrote, "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." You know what else history shows us, Kate? That a black person can be killed by a police officer for selling CDs or lose cigarettes. Where is your "outrage" over that?

She also rambles on about "coming together" and using "the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place." Are you that blind? Do you not see that that is the point of this protest? It's people like you who are holding America back from being a better place and "coming together" because you can't get over your own feelings and accept the fact that Black Lives Matter is about equality, not about one race of people being better than the others. Just because you're too fragile to understand the bigger picture here doesn't mean that you are correct in any shape or form. 

And I'm glad you think that we are all "truly blessed." Yes, we all don't live in a third world country, but this freedom that you speak of does not apply to the slain men and woman who were victimized over the color of their skin.  

Oh, and let me remind everyone that the only reason why Kate Upton is so famous and rich is because she did the "Cat Daddy" in a video that propelled her into the spotlight. A dance that she took from black culture and used it as her own to gain attention and fame. White privilege at its finest, folks.    

You know what you should really be upset about, Kate? The fact that your uncle, Fred Upton (House - R MI) voted against the Zadorga Act for 9/11 Responders' Compensation and Health Care 3 times! That seems more "horrific" to me than a peaceful protest, right? 

Obviously, Twitter dragged Upton through the coals and called her out for being so blind about something that has nothing to do with her. 

I'm not entirely sure how a woman who is only really known for her subpar acting and video game commercials became the voice of when you should or should not protest, but one thing is clear: protesting during the National Anthem about an absolutely real issue during an NFL game on 9/11 is probably the most American thing you can do.  

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