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Amy Schumer Wants Maroon 5 to Cancel Super Bowl Performance in Support of Kaepernick

The leftist comic and 'Snatched' actress also said she will refuse to do ads that air during the big NFL game

If Amy Schumer (pictured above on the right) had it her way, the upcoming Super Bowl would not have a halftime performance from Maroon 5.

The leftist actress and comedian took to Instagram on Friday to reveal a bevy of thoughts about politics and the NFL — including why she thinks Maroon 5 (lead singer Adam Levine is shown above on the left) should not do the Super Bowl halftime show next February.

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Friday thought. I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color. And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says its disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?

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“I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling,” the “Snatched” star wrote. “Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri.”

“I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra,” she continued. “Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color. And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says it’s disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?”

In her post, Schumer also referenced a recent report which revealed that Rihanna refused to perform at the next Super Bowl halftime show due to her support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other national anthem kneeling players. Kaepernick started the NFL’s national anthem protests in 2016 by kneeling for the flag, and the following offseason, no NFL team signed him. Rihanna was not the only star to refuse it, either; rapper Jay-Z and friend of former President Barack Obama claimed in his song “Apes***” earlier this year that he, too ,turned down the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl.

In support of Kaepernick, Schumer also declared that she will not be in any Super Bowl commercials this season because “hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”

Back in 2016, Schumer was featured alongside comic filmmaker Seth Rogen in a few Bud Light Super Bowl commercials, including one in which they encouraged people to join the “Bud Light Party.”

A noted liberal, Schumer also made headlines earlier this month when she was arrested at a protest against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — just another example of her left-wing virtue signaling.

For more on Amy Schumer’s asking Maroon 5 to back out of their upcoming Super Bowl performance, check out the video below:

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.