President Dotard’s attacks on black athletes who choose to kneel instead of stand during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and police brutality inadvertently prompted more awareness to the cause, as more people began taking a knee. Like, Meghan Linsey, a country singer who took a knee in protest at the Titans-Seahawks game earlier this week after performing the Star-Spangled Banner. It was a bold move for a country singer to show solidarity with African-Americans who have endured injustices.
Since she took a knee, death threats poured in but she says she has no regrets, even though she received hate mail from ‘people’ telling her she was anti-military and they hoped she would get cancer.
“I’ve been waking up with anxiety a lot and it’s hard to eat food and sleep, but other than that, I’m good,” she told the Tennessean. Linsey, who was a runner-up on season eight of “The Voice,” said, “I feel like I did the right thing. I don’t have any regrets.”
While she took a knee after the anthem, both teams remained in the locker room.
“It wasn’t a matter of standing against our flag or our military,” she said. “I was standing up for a cause that I believe in.”
“I think that’s a testament of where we are as a country, that it can be so divisive and so volatile,” she continued. “We’re starting to see that more and more since the election. I just haven’t had it directed at me.”
Linsey said she’s also seen a lot of support and love and she hopes that other country singers who share her beliefs will speak up as well.
“There’s a real problem in this country with social injustice and racism,” she said. “I think it’s going to take an army of people that are white and privileged to step up and say, ‘No, this is a real thing’ in order for change to happen.”
Watch her take a knee:
Anthem Singers at Titans / Seahawks Game Take Knee After Performing National Anthem pic.twitter.com/MCNZ3j8nOr
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 24, 2017
You may be a country singer, Meghan, but you’re now a rockstar, too.
Image via screen capture.