Here are some celebrities who took a knee this week to be in support of Colin Kaepernick and the protest against police brutality.
Diddy jumped onto Instagram to share words of wisdom with his followers about taking a knee. “If you all do whatever you do in unity, you can’t be stopped. Just do the math, man,” he continued. “Do the math, stick together, stand up for each other, ride with each other because believe me, we’re all we got and it has nothing to do with football or business. Y’all are our stars, y’all represent us, y’all are our strong heroes. So show that strength, please.”
2. Uzo Aduba
Uzo Abduba from “Orange Is The New Black” jumped on the trend and took a knee.
“It’s that easy. #takeaknee”
Actress Zendya says it plain and simple on her Twitter account.
4. Savion Wright
Savion Wright from season 14 of “American Idol” took to twitter with his protest.
“It’s about damn time black players! Stand with @Kaepernick7 in solidarity against racist Drumpf. #TakeTheKnee #BendTheKnee”
5. Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams from “Grey’s Anatomy” is no stranger to raising awareness and standing up for what’s right.
6. Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder didn’t just take one knee but he took TWO knees!
7. John Legend
Musician John Legend took a knee on stage while on his Darkness And Lightness form. What a great way to use your platform!
#TakeaKnee #DarknessAndLightTour #GLORY
8. Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi writes this piece to post to her fans on Instagram showing her activism.
9. Ava DuVernay
Director Ava DuVernay making it clear that Trump is out to make war with Black people.
“He’s not declaring war on NFL and NBA. Owners are his donors. He’s declaring war against black people with opinions.”
10. Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson had no shame in letting us know where he stood!
“So… How many Sons A’ Bitches kneeling tomorrow??!! How many of Dotards boys firing Mothfukkas?? Odds??!!”
11. Lee Daniels
#TAKEAKNEE – Take a photo – Post It!
12. Tracee Ellis Ross
“Blackish” start Tracee Ellis Ross #TakesAKnee
13. Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams took a knee while performing at a concert in Charlottesville this week.
14. Jason Winston George & the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy”
Jason Winston George, Shonda Rhimes and the entire “Grey’s Anatomy” cast took a knee.
Whole @greysabc cast & @shondarhimes & #betsybeers #takeaknee to celebrate #300 episodes that changed TV–and changed what people on TV look like