Kate Upton took to Twitter to share her disappointment in the NFL players who kneeled during the National Anthem on the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Several member of the Miami Dolphins knelt during their season opener on Sunday afternoon and shortly afterwards, Upton tweeted her feelings.
“This is unacceptable,” she wrote via Twitter. “You should be proud to be an American. Especially on 9/11 when we should support each other.”
“Protest&speak ur mind whenever u want,” she continued, “but during the 120secs you should support the people who protect our freedom.”
The justifiable backlash commenced with many expressing their disbelief and disagreement with Upton, reminding her that if she isn’t going to be vocal about the oppression, then she ought not to express any personal opinions on the resistance.
Kate Upton. From one white girl to another, if you’re not gonna speak about the oppression then don’t speak about the resistance.
— Jem ☁️🌙☁️ (@JustJem24) September 12, 2016
Just wondering if she sent support tweets when unarmed black men were killed. Just asking. https://t.co/zbBt0cV7DC
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2016
@KateUpton You’re a white, blonde hair, blue-eyed white woman, so you don’t get to tell black ppl how to protest their own oppression.
— Nina Perez (@AuthorNinaPerez) September 11, 2016
— Ché (@elCoolChe) September 12, 2016
Rich white woman tells black people it’s okay to protest only when she says so: https://t.co/VAI83NXSw8
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 12, 2016
Whoever taught Kate Upton how to dougie can go ahead and teach her how to take a seat.
— Mike Hinson (@HinsonMike) September 12, 2016
What are your thoughts on Upton’s sudden need to express herself?