The Twitter Reaction To Fergie's National Anthem Somehow Turned Political

Sports | Jena Greene
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Fergie sings the U.S. National Anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

‘a call to action & a cry for justice’

Senate Votes To Give Canada A Gender-Neutral Anthem

World | David Krayden
The Canadian flag flies over the Lake Louise ski lodge in the Canadian Rockies November 29 2017 in Lake Louise, Alberta. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

‘This was an issue for the Canadian public to decide…’

Debra Messing Gets Emotional Over Son Sitting During Anthem

US | Amber Randall
Cast member Debra Messing attends a panel for the television series "Will & Grace" during the TCA NBC Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

‘I’m not crying’

Red, White, And Boo-Hoo: America’s Anthem Isn’t Racist

Opinion | David Benkof

Fighting fake racism means we can’t fight real racism

Dem Rep 'Sees Nothing Wrong' With Changing The Anthem

Politics | Kerry Picket

‘They have a right to object to any stances in the national anthem that they find objectionable and racist’

California NAACP Wants To Remove 'Racist' Star-Spangled Banner

Politics | Justin Caruso

‘It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people.’

Papa Johns Orders Neo-Nazis To Stop Ordering Their Pizza

Business | Amber Randall
The Papa John's store in Westminster, Colorado, U.S. August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

‘Condemn racism in all its forms’

Football Slacktivism Still Counts As Freedom Of Speech

op-ed | Austin Petersen
NFL Football - Miami Dolphins vs New Orleans Saints - NFL International Series - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - October 1, 2017 New Orleans Saints players kneel before the U.S. national anthem before the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

The First Amendment comes first in the Bill of Rights for a reason.

NFL Kneelers: Why The Anthem Matters

op-ed | John Conlin
Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel before the national anthem before their NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Attacking unity is never going to be a unifying event.

Here's What Came Of The Highly-Anticipated NFL Meeting Today

Sports | Ford Springer

The national anthem was among the topics

Trump Appears To Get Win In Culture War

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
US President Donald Trump holds a jersey given to him by the New England Patriots alongside members of the team during a ceremony honoring them as 2017 Super Bowl Champions on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 19, 2017. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

‘We believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem’

Gym Employee Fired For Sitting During National Anthem

US | Amber Randall
An American flag is seen left on a fence outside the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum during ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, U.S., September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘Sit down for what I believe in’

Conservatives Now Aren't The Only Ones Boycotting ESPN

Sports | Peter Hasson

‘We will boycott ESPN’

National Anthem Protests Extend To The NBA

Sports | Ford Springer

NBA players are required to stand for the anthem

ESPN Reverses Course After Vegas Massacre, Will Air National Anthem At 'MNF'

Entertainment | Katie Jerkovich
NFL Football - Jacksonville Jaguars vs Baltimore Ravens - NFL International Series - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - September 24, 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel during the U.S. national anthem before the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

A moment of silence will also take place

Ithaca College Professor: 'God Bless America' Is A 'Warmongering' Song

Education | Ian Miles Cheong
Tennessee Titans Stadium (Photo: Shutterstock)

The professor says that the national anthem shouldn’t be played at sporting events, either.