Kate Upton Sparks Serious Backlash for Controversial Tweets on 9/11
Kate Upton may be best known for posing on magazine covers in various swimsuits (as well as her recent engagement to MLB pitcher Justin Verlander), but now she’s apparently waded into political waters. She recently voiced her opinion on NFL players choosing to kneel during the national anthem on 9/11, and some people were less than pleased.
This is unacceptable. You should be proud to be an American. Especially on 9/11 when we should support each other. https://t.co/qFozwaH9Bu
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) September 11, 2016
“This is unacceptable,” Kate tweeted in reaction to the SportsCenter headline that said, “Several Dolphins players, including Arian Foster, knelt during the national anthem.” She added, “You should be proud to be an American. Especially on 9/11 when we should support each other.”
Whether you agree with her or not, Twitter was not having it.
kate upton upset at dolphins players for kneeling. real patriots give the flag respect by sticking it in their teeth pic.twitter.com/qIoOLefYoZ
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 12, 2016
Kate Upton. From one white girl to another, if you're not gonna speak about the oppression then don't speak about the resistance.
— Jem ☁️🌙☁️ (@JustJem24) September 12, 2016
@KateUpton You're a white, blonde hair, blue-eyed white woman, so you don't get to tell black ppl how to protest their own oppression.
— Nina Perez (@AuthorNinaPerez) September 11, 2016
Kate Upton is basically saying that Black folks should pause the revolution and silence our rage on days like 9/11, which is ironic.
— glendon (@glenpalmtree) September 12, 2016
Kate Upton's tweets = a privileged white woman telling black people when it's convenient to protest so other white people aren't offended.
— Diane Cardoso (@500daysofdiane) September 12, 2016
I checked Kate Upton's twitter feed, not one word of outrage about the senseless police killings of unarmed Black people……
— bevysmith (@bevysmith) September 12, 2016
They sure do love some black athletes until they "get out of line," right Kate Upton? pic.twitter.com/DDLY76dLz2
— Benjamin Dixon (@TheBpDShow) September 12, 2016
BREAKING: person who has never spoken out about racism in the US before criticizes how those who experience it, protest it. Re: Kate Upton
— Janan Graham-Russell (@jananamirah) September 11, 2016
Remember that time Kate Upton spoke out against extrajudicial executions of African Americans in the street by police?
Yeah, me neither.
— Avin (@RUBB1SH_1) September 12, 2016
You guys know that the Civil Rights Movement needed? Kate Upton's When and How to Protest Racism Rulebook. https://t.co/1wRCRMKo1Q
— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) September 12, 2016
Kate Upton pulled a Selena Gomez. She was never activated in the first place but I'm declaring that she is canceled.
— W. Amaslayus Mozart (@blkgawdduss) September 11, 2016
Some noted a certain icky irony…
This is how Kate Upton's uncle showed his love for those who risked their lives
Have a stadium full of seats, Kate. pic.twitter.com/ZlBoIgydBH
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 12, 2016
Kate Upton wants to attack the players for sitting but not her uncle for voting against 9/11 responders benefits pic.twitter.com/cbPKqPnc0A
— danny (@dannyy_yyyy) September 12, 2016
And some were calling it like they see it…
Kate Upton and Taylor Swift are competing for Becky of the year.
— Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) September 12, 2016
Kate tried to clear things up, but it didn’t really help the sitch.
What do you think about Kate Upton’s tweet? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Mic; photos via Gustavo Caballero/Getty, Giphy)