CNN’s Don Lemon was angry that the legendary African-American icon Gladys Knight sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. He was disappointed that she bypassed the “Colin Kaepernick” boycott and sang one of our most patriotic songs.
Gladys Knight disagreed with his opinion and showed him that she really loves our country, and that she is proud of what she did.
The 74-year-old Grammy winner schooled Don Lemon about patriotism, and he did not like it one bit.
After many Americans decided to boycotting the NFL, Gladys Knight stepped up and took the big job of singing the national anthem, even tho many performers had publicly stated that they were boycotting the event for Colin Kaepernick.
“The US Super Bowl halftime show, one of pop music’s most visible gigs, this year went from highly coveted to largely unwanted, leaving the NFL scrambling for takers as a cultural firestorm over social justice rages,” Breitbart reported.
Rihanna, P!nk, Cardi B and other prominent artists reportedly turned down the offer to headline Sunday’s championship game between Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, amid the controversy over racially charged police brutality protests spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Breitbart added.
This so-called outrage by celebrities fueled CNN’s Don Lemon’s grilling of Gladys Knight.
He starts off by showing Gladys Knight a video of Hollywood attorney Mark Geragos, who is now representing Colin Kaepernick. Mark Geragos clientele includes Micheal Jackson, Wynonna Rider and convicted wife murderer Scott Peterson.
In the video, Mark Geragos shames anyone performing in the Super Bowl as “crossing an intellectual picket line” and “caring more about their career than doing what is right.” That’s when Lemon asked, “Numerous performers declined to sing at the Super Bowl this year. How do you respond to that?”
With a big smile on her face, the Grammy winner says, “About what they’re thinking? People are going to have their opinions about whatever. And all I can deal with right now is what my heart says. I believe in truth and I believe in fairness… I grew up with the National Anthem, we used to sing it in school before school started. We used to say prayer in school before school started. And we just don’t have that anymore. And I’m just hoping it will be about our country, and what we are about, and about the great country that we are.”
Then, Don Lemon tried to scare Knight by relaying a story about President Donald Trump’s inauguration, saying singer “Chrisette Michele lost her career for singing” the National Anthem.
Well, Ms. Knight looked at Don Lemon like he was a fool for implying that she would lose her career. “You know what… nothing good comes easy. And I would hope they understand we have a better way to do this than to be all angry…I mean for me it’s about respect. If we start denying the Anthem, there are so many people who have died for our country…We have fought hard for a long time and not just in wars.”
Poor Lemon hated the interview. He just sat there looking pissed off that the African-American legend seemed a bit shocked that singing the National Anthem is now controversial thing in America.
And who can blame her? Thanks to Colin Kaepernick and all the celebrities supporting him, our beloved National Anthem is under attack. Shame on them. The song is based on a poem by Francis Scott Key who watched through the night as Fort M’Henry was bombarded by British ships during the War of 1812.
And now, in 2019, this wonderful song has become “politically incorrect” by the Hollywood elitte and their cohorts. Ridiculous.
Our National Anthem should always be a source of pride and inspiration.
Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem was the best part of the Super Bowl and we are so happy that she is not afraid to think for herself.