The former Fox News host Megyn Kelly spoke out to blast the black national anthem after it was performed by Andra Day before the Super Bowl last night.
Kelly Rips Black National Anthem
Day took to the field before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which was designated as the black national anthem by the NAACP back in 1919. This did not sit well with Kelly, however, who was quick to point out that America only has one national anthem.
“The so-called Black National Anthem does not belong at the Super Bowl. We already have a National Anthem and it includes EVERYONE,” Kelly wrote on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
This is far from the first time that Kelly has defied the left to speak out against the black national anthem.
“I don’t think that the average American – Black or white – wants to hear the Black national anthem before they hear the national anthem…and it’s no offense against people of color, we’re one country,” Kelly said in 2021, according to Yahoo News. “We don’t need separate anthems.”
“It’s a chance to come together,” she added. “Celebrate America… and then play a sports game. And not to shove politics or divisive cultural issues down the throats of the viewers who are looking for a getaway.”
Kelly made similar comments last year, when she slammed the black national anthem after it was performed at the Super Bowl by Sheryl Lee Ralph.
“And then of course, we had to have the black national anthem in addition to the regular national anthem, which is totally divisive,” Kelly said at the time. “There is no reason to have a black national anthem sung before the Super Bowl.”
“But there’s one national anthem. It unites us all. It’s about love of country,” she added. “There’s no point in dividing us by race, going into something that is already unifying as a country.”
Others Agree With Kelly
Kelly was just one of many people who were irritated by the black national anthem being played this year.
“Wife: Today is the Super Bowl! Me: We aren’t watching. Wife: Why? Me: They’re desecrating America’s National Anthem by playing something called the ‘Black National Anthem.’ Wife: Does that mean Cardi is performing?” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) wrote on X.
Others got in on the action as well, according to Daily Mail.
“There is no such thing as a ‘Black National Anthem,’” one social media user commented. “If you have a problem with the AMERICAN National Anthem, feel free to leave.”
“No such thing as a ‘Black National Anthem,’” another user added. “The end.”
There is only one national anthem, and “Lift Every Voice And Sing” is not it. In the end, having the black national anthem performed at the Super Bowl only divides us at a time when that is the last thing we need as a nation.
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