Supporting Kaepernick, Amy Schumer Refuses Super Bowl Ads, And People Hope That’s Not All She’ll Do

Supporting Kaepernick, Amy Schumer Refuses Super Bowl Ads, And People Hope That’s Not All She’ll Do

"Now go out and protest at the next BLM march.”

Published October 22nd

After Rihanna let it be known that she told the NFL, “I’m good luv, enjoy,” when they wanted her to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, others have also begun to announce their support of Colin Kaepernick. Most recently, comedian Amy Schumer pledged not to do any commercials for the Super Bowl to support the Nike ambassador, but many aren’t sure if that’s enough.

On Friday, Schumer took to Instagram and revealed she asked her representatives not to book her for any of the major advertisements. She also credited Rihanna for rejecting the halftime show offer and asked if Maroon 5 would do the same.

“I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all I got,” Schumer wrote. “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”

The last time Schumer appeared in a Super Bowl commercial was in 2016 when she and Seth Rogan starred in a progressive commercial for Bud Light.

Additionally, Schumer questioned why more white players weren’t kneeling and protesting police brutality.

“Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless people of color in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders, why not kneel next to your brothers?” She wrote. “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”

Schumer has been seen protesting the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and she was even arrested. However, some are not convinced by her police brutality activism and wonder if actions will follow suit.

"Ok great. Now go out and protest at the next BLM march. Donate the sum of whatever commercial you were going to do to your local BLM chapter. Putting your money where your mouth is only symbolizes unity, nothing else," someone commented online, adding, "Put some shoes on and get on the ground floor. We are fighting for the soul of our country and the freedoms of its inhabitants. It’s cool that she might not be in a beer commercial, but that ain’t it chief."

Written by BET Staff

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