Stevie Wonder Took A Knee In Support Of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest At Central Park
Aided by his son, Kwame Wonder, the legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder denounced bigotry, sexism and racism by bending both knees in protest.
Will President Donald Drumpf slander one of our greatest living treasures? Last night (Sept. 23) during the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park in New York City — Stevie Wonder took a cue from athlete Colin Kaepernick and bent both his knees in protest of bigotry, racism and sexism. At 67, Wonder needed help, which his son, Kwame Wonder was ready to do, but it was when he called on his Central Park audience to denounce the negativity as well that made the night a moment to remember and cherish.
“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder said to raucous applause. “But not just one knee, I’m taking both knees. Both knees and pray for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world and our globe.” Without sending a direct-shot-by-name to Trump or any of his ilk, Stevie was still able to let people know how he felt about those two opposing world powers that are name calling one another using 140 characters or less. “We must take care of each other, and this planet. If we don’t, we could lose the ultimate video game of life,” Wonder said, referencing an exchange of insults between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Elsewhere in the music legend’s set, Wonder paid tribute to Sen. John McCain during his rendition of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” after McCain vowed to not support a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Sing it for Sen. McCain,” Wonder said. “It’s about doing the right thing.” Wonder’s wonderful statement comes hours after Drumpf called for a professional football boycott, calling NFL owners to fire these “sons of bitches” who protest the national anthem and other social injustices.
Watch Stevie Wonder take a knee against injustice below:
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