Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out of the Super Bowl ads

adminOctober 21, 2018




Jordan Strauss

ARCHIVE: in this archive photo of April 17, 2018, Amy Schumer arrives at the world premiere of "I Feel Pretty" at the Westwood Village Theater in Los Angeles. Schumer says do not look for her in a Super Bowl commercial this time. She is sitting to support Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racism. The comedian and actress explained their position on Friday, October 19 on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, he wrote: "Otherwise, how are you not an accomplice?" (Photo by Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP, Archive)

Do not look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII ad this time. She is sitting outside while she is with Colin Kaepernick and her protest against racism and police brutality.

The comedian and actress of "I Feel Pretty" explained their stance on Instagram on Friday, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: "Otherwise, how are you not an accomplice?"

On his plan to avoid Super Bowl ads, he said: "I personally told my representatives that I would not make a Super Bowl commercial this year, I know it should sound like a privileged sacrifice, but it's all I have."


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Diddy, Jessica Seinfeld and Christie Brinkley offered their support among more than 8,000 comments that remained in their publication. It was not immediately clear if he had approached him to appear in an ad during the big game.

In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a political-themed campaign for Bud Light, "Raise One to Right Now," during Super Bowl 50.

"Hitting the NFL with advertisers is the only way to hurt them," Schumer wrote of his ban. "I know that opposing the NFL is like opposing the NRA, very difficult …"



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