by Sheri Urban | 24News
CNN’s Don Lemon was angry that the legendary Gladys Knight sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl — and sung it beautifully. Lemon was really perturbed that the African-American icon would bypass the radical left’s “Colin Kaepernick” boycott of the event by celebrities and sing one of our nation’s most patriotic songs.
Well, Gladys really loves America, and she utterly destroyed the Trump-hater. You’ll love this.
Typically singing at the big game is a coveted spot for musical artists. But not this year, as America-hating leftists pressured musical acts not to perform during the halftime show in protest of how the NFL “treated” the anthem-kneelers during the last two seasons.
Prominent artists including Rihanna, P!nk and Cardi B turned down the offer to headline Sunday’s championship game between the New England Patriots and L.A. Rams, amid the controversy over racially charged police brutality protests spearheaded by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The pressure was no less more intense for the anthem itself, with demands for singers to boycott it, for the sake of “the cause.”
But, when the 74-year-old Grammy winner Knight was offered the big job, she didn’t hesitate to grab the chance.
And her amazing performance, accompanied by U.S. military colors, thrilled America.
This was too much for rabid Trump-hating CNN anchor Don Lemon, who took to the airwaves Monday to grill the legendary Gladys Knight herself.
Lemon starts off by showing Ms. Knight a clip of high-powered Hollywood attorney Mark Geragos, who is now representing Colin Kaepernick. Geragos other clientele included Michael Jackson, and convicted wife murderer Scott Peterson.
In the clip, Geragos shames anyone performing in the Super Bowl as “crossing an intellectual picket line” and “caring more about their career than doing what is right.” And that’s when Don Lemon asked, “Numerous performers declined to sing at the Super Bowl this year. How do you respond to that?”
The Grammy winner doesn’t skip a beat. With a big smile on her face, she says, “About what they’re thinking? People are going to have their opinions about whatever. And all I can deal with right now is what my heart says. I believe in truth and I believe in fairness… I grew up with the National Anthem, we used to sing it in school before school started. We used to say prayer in school before school started. And we just don’t have that anymore. And I’m just hoping it will be about our country, and what we are about, and about the great country that we are.”
Then, that weasel Lemon tried to scare Knight by relaying a story about the president’s inauguration, saying singer “Chrisette Michele lost her career for singing” the National Anthem. The truth is that Spike Lee nixed the idea of using one of her songs in his new Netflix series. She got backlash from those who run around saying “No Justice No Peace” and claim to be so tolerant.
Well, Gladys Knight looked at Lemon like he was a fool for implying she would lose her career. “You know what… nothing good comes easy. And I would hope they understand we have a better way to do this than to be all angry…I mean for me it’s about respect. If we start denying the Anthem, there are so many people who have died for our country...We have fought hard for a long time and not just in wars.”
Poor little Lemon hated the interview. He sat there pouting and pissed off that the Motown legend rejected the left’s mantra that singing the National Anthem is “controversial” or “racist.”
And who could blame her? Thanks to Colin Kaepernick and every idiot celebrity who supports him, our beloved National Anthem is under attack. And it’s shameful. The song is based on a poem by Francis Scott Key who watched through the night as Fort McHenry was bombarded by British ships during the War of 1812.
Key was in awe as he spotted the large American flag through the haze the next morning. The flying flag indicated the Americans had been victorious. And now, in 2019, this beautiful song has somehow become “politically incorrect” by the Hollywood crowd and their cohorts. It’s ridiculous.
Gladys Knight stood up to the leftist mob. Our National Anthem should always be a source of pride and inspiration. It should always garner every American’s utmost respect whenever and by whoever decides to perform it.
And in case you missed her remarkable performance, here it is again for your enjoyment. God Bless You, Gladys Knight!