Fists Up: Celebrities React To Trump's Tweets and NFL Protests

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Fists Up: Celebrities React To Trump's Tweets and NFL Protests

These stars are encouraging their fans to #TakeAKnee.

Published September 24, 2017

Donald Trump made news over the weekend when he attacked NFL stars for following Colin Kaepernick's lead and protesting the national anthem — and then threw shade at the NBA after Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors declined his invitation to the White House (a longstanding tradition for championship-winning teams).

Given his presidency thus far, the actions were not surprising in the least, but it has reinvigorated support for Kaepernick's longstanding protest. Celebrities of all kinds are speaking out against Trump's latest attack against the First Amendment, sports and Black people. 

Let's start with recapping the tweets that brought the wrath:

  1. Celebrities quickly stood up against Trump and gave the POTUS a piece of their mind. 

See how others have showed support for Kaepernick's statement with BET Breaks, above.

Written by BET Staff

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