Amy Schumer passes on Super Bowl ads in support of Colin Kaepernick
In lengthy social media post, comedian says more players should take a knee
Amy Schumer says don't look for her in a Super Bowl commercial this time around. She's sitting this one out in support of Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism.
The comedian and actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: "Otherwise how are you not complicit?"
Schumer says she told her team she wouldn't appear in any ads for the big game. She says she realizes it might sound like a privileged sacrifice but "it's all I got."
Diddy, Jessica Seinfeld and Christie Brinkley offered support in comments.
In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a political-themed campaign for Bud Light, "Raise One to Right Now," during Super Bowl 50.