Stevie Wonder takes knee at Global Citizens Festival- makes a powerful statement (w/ video)

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Professional athletes aren’t the only ones who are participating in the #TakeaKnee movement.

The movement started in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem.

On Saturday, at the Global Citizens Festival, before he performed, Stevie Wonder encouraged the audience to “stand down bigotry” and “condemn sexism,” and “find love.” Then with the help of his son, Kwame Wonder, he said, “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America — not just one knee, but both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, and leaders of our world and our globe.”




He dusted off his knee and kicked off with “Master Blaster.”

He also sang “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” where he gave a shout-out to Senator John McCain, who promised he would not support the Graham Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare.

Wonder shouted, “Sing it for Senator McCain. It’s about doing the right thing.”

This move comes hours after Trump called players who protest the national anthem “sons of bitches” and also urged NFL owners to fire players who do so.



You can watch the video below:

 

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Proud Alaskan of Eskimo descent. I love cats. My life was saved by the ACA. Part-time paid protestor funded by George Soros.