While President Obama is in support of Kaepernick for exercising his First Amendment right by choosing to sit out of participating in the tradition of singing the national anthem before games, others, such as Shaq and the Santa Clara police department, are speaking out against the controversial protest.
The latest rapper to express their thoughts on the matter is Fat Joe, who said, before voicing his opinion, that he’s been thinking about it for awhile.
Taking to Twitter, Fat Joe shared exactly why he’s not a supporter of Kaepernick’s movement.
“Having thout [sic] about it, I ain’t with protesting the #NationalAnthem,” he wrote before deleting the typo-laden tweet. “Soldiers died fighting 4 our freedom not cops. Why disrepsected [sic] them?”
Perhaps the backlash from being vocally against the protest resulted in the rapper’s deleting of the tweet depicting his stance, or maybe he realized he needed more time to think out his opinions on the matter.
Either way, ever since sharing where he stands, Fat Joe, much like Kaepernick himself, is being met with harsh criticism for being vocal and participating in this national debate.
Check out the legendary rapper’s screengrabbed tweet below.
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