Magazine article Screen International

Hollywood Reacts to NFL 'Take the Knee' Protests

Magazine article Screen International

Hollywood Reacts to NFL 'Take the Knee' Protests

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Figures from the entertainment world react to another turbulent few days in American politics.

Donald Trump

Over the weekend NFL players knelt and locked arms during the US national anthem in protest over inflammatory comments by president Donald Trump.

During a speech on Friday, Trump called players who kneel during the US national anthem as a protest against civil rights abuses “sons of bitches” and said players who didn’t stand should be fired.

The comments prompted a widespread ‘take the knee’ protest from the NFL, with many figures from the entertainment world reacting on Twitter to another turbulent few days in American politics.

The reaction:

Praising neo-Nazis as "some very good people". https://t.co/Eps4p7hVcd

- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 24, 2017

"How do we handle impending threat of nuclear war with North Korea?"

"By getting these athletes to stand up!!!"

- Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 23, 2017

'Privilege.' Some people don't get given millions by Daddy, Donnie. They actually earn it. https://t. …

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