See the Stars Who Have Supported the Take A Knee Movement Ahead of Super Bowl 2019
The actress posted a photo of the leader of the movement, Colin Kaepernick, with a caption that got straight to the point: “Take the knee. Solidarity.”
The director retweeted a photo collage of different NFL teams kneeling during the national anthem and showed her support by posting a raised fist emoji.
DeGeneres got candid in a short but poignant tweet.
The audience at the 2017 Soul Train Awards stood up to applaud host Badu, who took a knee in front of the crowd and said, “This is for Kap.”
Williams tweeted a comic to share his stance on the matter and captioned it: “#TakeAKnee.”
The creator of Empire took to Instagram to take a knee and encouraged his fans to do the same.
The host of Sway in the Morning tweeted out his feelings about not watching the NFL because “disruption is necessary.”
The actor explained in a tweet why he thinks NFL players should #takeaknee.
Ariana Grande’s mom Joan supported the movement in a tweet that concluded with “#BlackLivesMatter.”
The producer posted an Instagram photo of Green Bay Packers players taking a knee with the caption: “All You Kneed Is Love”
"As a combat vet, I fought Nazis of WWII. Today I #takeaknee, once more, in solidarity w/my brothers&sisters still fighting 4 equality&justice," the TV writer-producer wrote on Twitter as he shared kneeling photos from his time in service and present day.
The Cast of Grey's Anatomy
"And we took a knee in solidarity of racial justice. #takeaknee#greysanatomy #300th," Shonda Rhimes shared on Instagram, along with a photo of her, Ellen Pompeo, Jesse Williams and Debbie Allen on one knee at the 300th episode celebration party. (Jason Winston George, who plays Ben Warren, was cropped out of the picture.)
The singer got down on two knees while performing at Dave Matthews' Concert for Charlottesville: An Evening of Music and Unity on Sept. 24. "If I want to get on my knees right now for the people of my city, for the people of my state, that’s what this flag is for," he told the crowd.
Tracee Ellis Ross
The Black-ish star took a knee on Instagram.
Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny
The X-Files costars showed their support during a break on set.
Stevie Wonder & Dave Matthews
The next day, Matthews joined Wonder in kneeling at his Charlottesville benefit concert.
Bush captioned her kneeling photo with a Malcolm X quote, capping off her quote with the hashtags #TakeAKnee, #Solidarity, #ConstitutionalRights and #ThatsWhatTheFlagIsFor. "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against," read the quote. "I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."
Following his Slate essay, "The NFL Protests Are Patriotic," Legend knelt while performing in Hamburg and shared a photo on Instagram.
The Broadway star and her 1984 castmates acknowledged the protests after a Sept. 24 performance. Wilde shared a picture of the group's onstage kneeling on Instagram, writing, "Proud to be a part of this cast, who took a knee as our curtain closed today. Thank you to our electric audience for your energy and support. #1984onbroadway #takeaknee."