Celebrities Applaud Singers Boycott Of Super Bowl In Support Of Kaepernick

Singer Rihanna is reported to have turned down an offer to perform in the Super Bowl halftime show in order to show her support for Colin Kaepernick. Her celebrity friends than applauded the decision.

According to The Daily Wire:

Music icon Rihanna will no longer perform at the Super Bowl half-time show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, whom she presumably feels has been unfairly blackballed by the NFL for his protest of the national anthem during company time in front of paying customers.

According to PEOPLE, a source close to the singer confirmed that she was indeed offered a chance to perform at Super Bowl 2019 alongside Maroon 5 but ultimately declined the offer.

“Yes they asked her and yes, she declined,” the source said, adding that Colin Kaepernick and the #TakeAKnee movement was “likely” a deciding factor.

News of Rihanna’s boycott tickled the virtue-signaling nerve of various celebrities, including feminist icon Amy Schumer. “Wouldn’t it be so cool if @adamlevine and @maroon5 stepped down too? What do you guys think?” Schumer wrote on Instagram Thursday.

Schumer also announced she would not be performing in Super Bowl commercials.

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