John Mellencamp, singer and songwriter was photographed sitting down during the national anthem as he ate popcorn in preparation for Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts-Philadelphia Eagles games.
Artist responsible “Ain’t That America” was perched high in the Lucas Oil Stadium when one NFL fan snapped a picture and sent it to OutKick 360’s Dan Dakich.
He was spotted sitting with his popcorn, while the rest of his audience had their ears open listening to him sing. “The Star-Spangled Banner”They rose up to honor the nation.
Mellencamp is one of America’s Greatest Frauds…always has been https://t.co/Bhjpfll97b
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) November 21, 2022
Political statements – real and perceived – are not to new to the singer who has added a “take a knee”Segment to his concerts celebrating protests against America
The 1980s hitmaker featured the segment during his appearance in 2019 at New York City’s Beacon Theater as he wrapped up his tune, “Easy Target,” as Breitbart News reported.
The “Jack and Diane” singer also took a knee in 2018 during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertAfter that, he said the act was spontaneous.
“I’ve never planned anything in my life,” Mellencamp told Billboard magazine. “Taking a knee felt like nothing. At the time, it felt like part of the performance. After the fact, I hope it made some kind of difference.”
He had previously criticized Donald Trump supporters, saying that they were not just “wrong”In their political judgment.
Mellencamp blamed Trump’s former administration and Colin Kaepernick for politicizing the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s decision not to kneel.
“Taking the knee started purely and simply as a protest of racial and social injustice,”Mellencamp spoke to the Associated Press that day.
“Sadly, it was politicized by the current administration. The song is simple and the protest is pure.”
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