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Kelly Clarkson Unleashes Response To National Anthem Protests

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Kelly Clarkson has never been one to keep her opinion a secret. Before kickoff at NFL games across the country Sunday (Sept. 24), approximately 180 players did not stand for the National Anthem in defiance of President Donald Trump's statement in regards to NFL players and their coaches at the campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange last Friday (Sept. 22). 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b—h off the field right now. Out, you’re fired!’” said President Trump according to Taste of Country

Clarkson sparked a conversation amongst her 11.9 million Twitter followers after retweeting former Secretary of State of Missouri, Army National Guard intelligence officer, and Afghanistan veteran, Jason Kander, who released a statement on the controversy. "Patriotism isn't about making everyone stand and salute the flag. Patriotism is about making this a country where everyone wants to," wrote Kander via Twitter

Furthering her opinion on the matter, Clarkson responded to a tweet made by President Trump in which he made the suggestion the Sunday night ratings were down due to the NFL players kneeling during the anthem. 

"...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.," wrote the President.

 

 

Clarkson responded to his tweet, writing, "The NFL is obviously super poor guys and in need of our attendance/ratings .....said no one ever. #billiondollarindustry."

 

 

Her followers were quick to comment on her tweet, some expressing she should stay out of politics and stick to singing. Clarkson responded to the her fans' suggestion, firing back with "because I have job that's n [sic] the public eye, that I should silence myself & negate my American citizenship is ignorant."

 

 

 

Clarkson wasn't the only singer to make a statement on the matter, former Voice star Meghan Linsey joined the protest by taking a knee during her National Anthem performance prior to the Tennessee Titans' face-off against the Seattle Seahawks.

So what do you think about Clarkson's comments? Do you agree with her? Let us know in the comments!

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