John Legend Stirs Up Even More Controversy Over National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick sparked a controversy on Friday night when he decided to stay seated for the pre-game playing of the National Anthem. The pre-game ceremony took place before the 49ers played Green Bay and Kaepernick explained after the game that he refused to show pride for a flag that stands for a country that oppresses people of color. Now John Legend has jumped up to take some heat as well, saying that the National Anthem itself is weak.

John Legend’s Tweets

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Legend tweeted “My vote is for America the Beautiful. Star spangled banner is a weak song anyway. And then you read this…” and linked to a full reading of the Star Spangled Banner, then tweeted “For those defending the current anthem, do you really truly love that song? I don’t and I’m very good at singing it. Like, one of the best.” While the second tweet was sort of Kanye-esque, Legend  stirred up more controversy because of his take on the song than because of the cockiness of the tweet.


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