Last night (September 23), the legendary musician, while opening his set at Global Citizen Festival in New York, took time out to take a stand for social justice.
"Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America," Wonder said taking the stage. "But not just one knee, I'm taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world and our globe."
Stevie then kneeled alongside his son Kwame Morris in front of thousands at Central Park.
Wonder is among an increasing amount of celebrities taking a stand after Donald Trump called athletes who take a knee during the national anthem sons “of a bitch.” LeBron James subsequently called out the president and labeled him a “bum.”
Also at Global Citizen, Stevie Wonder spoke about the festival’s goals. "All of us are valuable and important and must take care of each other and this planet," he said. "If we don't, we could lose the ultimate video game of life. Losing sight that weapons are real and rhetoric is dangerous. Whether it be from a superpower in North America or a superpower in North Korea.
"Our global brothers and sisters, I didn't come here to preach, but I'm telling you: Our spirits must be in the right place... Whenever you need to interrupt hate, stand down bigotry, condemn sexism and find love for all of our global brothers and sisters everyday."
See Stevie Wonder take a knee as well as reaction to it below.
God bless Stevie Wonder...even more than usual. (God bless him today and every day.) https://t.co/oF8O3KCdz5— (((Light & Joy))) (@leenie909) September 24, 2017
Look just because Stevie Wonder has more top ten hits than you have child support law suits don't mean you gone disrespect him in 2017 sir. https://t.co/cEFDUejpve— Sydette (@Blackamazon) September 24, 2017
Protect Stevie Wonder at all costs.— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) September 24, 2017
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