In today’s political landscape, it’s the usual to get Hollywood liberals mouthing off on whatever leftist talking point they’re being paid to shill out. However, there are a few areas where this doesn’t exactly go according to plan.
Kate Upton, a supermodel who has made her career by being more representative of full-bodied “real” American girls and going against the impossibly thin European models, also isn’t a die-hard lefty like most in the industry.
Instead, Michigan-born Upton knows what it is to love the country that afforded her the opportunity to become one of the most successful people in her industry, despite not fitting the usual mold. Having said that, she recently spoke out about the multiple instances of NFL players sitting out for the national anthem at games – starting with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and most recently, multiple players on the Miami Dolphins.
Upton takes them to task for turning their backs on the country that gave them their opportunities and salaries, on the anniversary of the horrific September 11th attacks, no less.
Here’s what Upton wrote on her Instagram:
In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom. Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific. Protest all you want and use social media all you want.
However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States. We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful.
After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place. The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society.
Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place #neverforget.
Amen, Kate. Amen. America clearly needs more women like you.