Amy Schumer turning down Super Bowl ads in support of Colin Kaepernick
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Actress Amy Schumer pledged not to do any commercials for the Super Bowl this year to support former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

Schumer took to Instagram on Friday and she asked her representatives not to book her for any of the major advertisements.

“I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all I got,” Schumer wrote. “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”


She previously starred in a 2016 commercial for Bud Light with comedian Seth Rogen.

Her declaration came following reports that singer Rihanna rejected an offer to headline the football game’s halftime show in support of Kaepernick.

Schumer called on the scheduled act, Maroon 5, to do the same.

Kaepernick was the first NFL player to protest racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem before games.

The former NFL player was frequently targeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE and has been a free agent since March 2017.

Kaepernick alleges in a lawsuit heading for trial that the league’s owners colluded to keep him out.

Schumer questioned on Saturday why more white players weren’t participating in the protests.

“Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless people of color in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders, why not kneel next to your brothers?” She wrote. “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”

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