Gladys Knight Singing The National Anthem At Super Bowl Bowl Sparks Controversy
Music legend Gladys Knight has signed on to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at next month’s Super Bowl in Atlanta and everybody isn’t too thrilled about it.
According to Billboard, once the announcement was made the R&B legend shared a statement in response to Variety’s question about her stance on the situation between former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick who’s currently being blacklisted by the NFL due to his peaceful protest against police injustice.
I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice. It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.
Knight also talked about her track record on being a longtime activist and made a call for unity. She mentioned that on February 3rd she wanted to give the Anthem its voice back. The legend went on talking about her involvement during the civil rights movement and using her voice longer than those voicing their opinion for her to have the honor to sing on the NFL’s grand stage.
How do you feel about Gladys Knight performing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year?