I’ve taken a little bit of a hiatus. I was touring Italy and getting my entire life. Now, I’m fortunate enough to be back in New York… Yay?
Sigh, let’s get it… ha
Hot Mess #1: Kate Upton for reckless tweeting
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the protest of Colin Kaepernick. The star quarterback of the SF 49ers is refusing to stand for the U.S. national anthem, which happens to play at the beginning of every professional football game.
Kaepernick’s decision is sparking numerous debates on whether or not the act is disrespectful.
I understand the different arguments. For some, standing during the national anthem is a way to honor those who fought for the freedoms of this country and around the world. So, if someone refuses to stand, it could be seen as an ultimate lack of respect for veterans and military in particular. For others, however, the national anthem is not a song that represents the freedoms of all Americans, so declining to stand is more of an acknowledgement of this fact.
Whatever your feelings toward the national anthem, I think it’s important that we all educate ourselves on 1) the history behind the song and 2) the true intention behind those refusing to stand.
In response to the kneeling of Miami Dolphins’ players yesterday, model Kate Upton tweeted, “This is unacceptable. You should be proud to be an American. Especially on 9/11 when we should support each other,” followed by a picture of the protest.
Although I can understand Kate Upton’s stance, I think we should acknowledge the respect that players did show to all those who braved 9/11. The players stood during the 9/11 tribute, and only knelt during the actual playing of the national anthem. In addition, their kneeling is meant to be a gesture that honors military (as opposed to completely sitting) while also standing up for what’s right.
Personally, I just think that the Kate Uptons of the world are not ready for the Black resistance that’s been growing these last few years. With incidences like Travon Martin and Eric Garner being recorded every day and posted to social media, the anger of Black Americans and people of color has finally tipped the scale. People have had enough and America is only feeling divided because of how “loud” minorities are starting to become.
Let’s be honest. Most Blacks and people of color have always been “woke” in this country, but we haven’t always been collectively this vocal. Now, everyone is starting to give zero f&*ks, and quite frankly, I think it’s making many Americans a little uncomfortable.
Maybe that’s a good thing?
p.s. I encourage everyone to learn their U.S. history. It’s fine to debate, but we should all understand the complexities of the national anthem. Slavery and the national anthem: The surprising history
Not to mention, if anyone is to be truly pissed in this country, it should be the Native Americans. Stripped of everything and slaughtered, they’ve had it pretty rough and still have to continue to put up with America’s b.s.
Thousands Protest North Dakota Pipeline #staywokepeople
Anyways, we are all arguing over the national anthem, but it’s not even the best song to represent this country. Personally, I think “America The Beautiful” should be the anthem. #Justsayin #RIPRay
Hot Mess #2: Anyone coming for Hillary Clinton
During a 9/11 ceremony yesterday, Hillary Clinton grew ill and almost collapsed. Part of Hillary’s health scare was captured on camera, and had many wondering about the presidential candidate’s overall health. Now, it’s been reported that Hillary is recovering from pneumonia and dehydration. #scarystuff
Although it’s understandable that people are concerned, I think that we should all focus more on Hillary actually getting better and less on this being a sign of her “weakness” as a candidate. Yes, the Clinton campaign probably could be managing Clinton’s health better, but I do not take one scare as a sign of her being unfit to lead this country.
I mean, just look at what she’s accomplished! lol
To be honest, both presidential candidates are old and could drop dead at any moment (harsh, but true). Let’s just choose to send them both well wishes and hope that they have many more years ahead of them.
Hot Mess #3: Malia Obama’s trash friends for being trash
I won’t spend too much time on this, but recently, Malia Obama has been “lucky” enough to be caught in a series of photos showing her around drugs and alcohol.
Now, I’m not really here to be the photo police, but I find it interesting that there’s always a leaked photo of the President’s daughter on Snapchat…
Malia isn’t doing anything out of the norm for a teenager. However, it bothers me that more and more we are starting to see photos of her simply trying to lead a regular life on social media. And, all this does is prove that random heifers and “friends” cannot be trusted…
Thank God Malia will be out of the White House next year and can live her gap year in peace. I can only imagine trying to grow up under a microscope…At least the Obamas always appear to be supportive of their daughter.
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