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Amy Schumer, Tinashe & More Support Rihanna's Reported Refusal to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime: 'I Wonder Why More White Players Aren't Kneeling'

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Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of "I Feel Pretty" at the Westwood Village Theater on April 17, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

Within hours of reports that Rihanna declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, celebrities have taken to social media in support of RiRi's stand with exiled former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Amy Schumer posted a lengthy message to her Instagram page, urging men and white Americans to stand up for what's right. "I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling," she wrote. "Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?"

"I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did," she continued. "I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday thought. I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling. Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit? I think it would be cool if @maroon5 backed out of super bowl like @badgalriri Did. I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color. And the hottest thing a guy can do is get down on one knee. Not to propose but to reject the treatment of his teammates by this country. Anyone who says its disrespectful to our military please read up on the fact that a lot of veterans are proud of what @kaepernick7 is doing and fully support him. What are your thoughts?

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Tinashe, Jameela Jamil and Anika Noni Rose also voiced their support for RiRi. See below.

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