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Jay Z and Beyonce Refuse To Stand During The National Anthem


Here we go again.

This country is so injust, isn’t it?

Where else can two minorities rise from nothing to make billions of dollars and become world-wide famous?

What exactly are they protesting anyway?

Cameras caught the pair and their child Blue Ivy sitting in chairs as the camera pans from the National Anthem singer to them and back again, making clear this is not photoshopped or taken out of context.  

So sad to see.  

If they don’t like our country, why are they here?


Here's more, from our friends over at The Hill:

Music superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z are gaining widespread attention after footage emerged on Sunday night showing the couple sitting during the national anthem while attending the Super Bowl in Miami.

In footage first posted by TMZ that has been picked up by a number of outlets, the couple could be seen sitting with their oldest daughter in the stands as Demi Lovato sang “The Star Spangled Banner” ahead of the kickoff.

The video garnered immediate reaction across social media with some calling the move "despicable" while others defended the couple.

Conservative Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said the couple should “try another country” and called the move “despicable” while calling Jay-Z a “former crack dealer.”

“Beyoncé & Jay-Z (former crack dealer)sit for the national anthem because apparently the United States of America has oppressed them with millions upon millions of dollars & fans,” Lahren said. “Sounds rough. Maybe they should try another country that allows them a little more freedom & success?”

“You hate police, Donald Trump, and the spirit of this nation so much you can’t pick your privileged asses off the chair for 2 mins to pay some respect? Despicable,” she continued.


MSN had more on the reaction:

Beyoncé and JAY-Z chose not to stand during the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl and Twitter has many thoughts. 

The couple, along with their daughter, Blue Ivy, were photographed sitting during Demi Lovato's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" ahead of Sunday's big game at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

While they were far from the only ones who chose not to stand during the performance, many outspoken Twitter users felt they were trying to make a statement, possibly echoing protests by athletes like Colin Kaepernick and others who famously took a knee during the anthem as a peaceful protest against police brutality.

Others pointed out that, if it were a political statement on the family's behalf, it comes at an unexpected time considering the fact that JAY-Z recently partnered with the NFL to collaborate on entertainment events -- including the star-studded halftime show.

Whether they meant anything by their choice to remain seated during the anthem, Twitter still had a lot of feelings about it.

Kaepernick himself -- who has been outspoken in his refusal to watch the Super Bowl or support the NFL -- shared a screenshot posted by another user who seemingly implied JAY-Z was being hypocritical for sitting during the anthem after partnering with the NFL despite their handling of National Anthem protests in the league. 

Meanwhile, others defended Beyoncé and JAY-Z, arguing that they were within their rights to choose whether or not to stand during the National Anthem. Many also felt that critics were making a big deal out of nothing in an effort to attack the couple's reputation.


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