First of all, what a dumb song title.
I don’t even understand it. But then, I don’t understand the sentiment behind it either (and they say country music is just “simple tales.”) Pfffft.
Recently, country musician Neal McCoy released a song called “Take a Knee, My Ass” on Facebook Live, a pointed dig at those who chose to exercise their constitutional right to protest inequality and racial injustice during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
McCoy’s video, taped in that mutlicultural utopia of Branson, Mo., has been viewed 3.8 million times on Facebook and also is the No. 1 digital country music song download on Amazon, according to the the Longview News-Journal.
But McCoy says he doesn’t do it for the money.
“I’ve been on 15 USO tours,” McCoy said to WCMH. “I’ve entertained our troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the world. So, no, this is not a money grab. This is a guy that believes in our country, that does not like people kneeling, not standing with their hands over their hearts, for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. That’s what I’m about.”
McCoy also recently took aim at the recent GQ cover naming former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year” saying he doesn’t like the way that man is protesting.
“Now, I didn’t read the article, I saw it when I was driving, I understand they’re probably going to say he’s done a lot for Civil Rights and everything, and maybe he has. Maybe whatever he was trying to do, with civil unrest, maybe African Americans being treated wrong, or not equally, and some of that’s right. Maybe that’s what he was trying to do. But, taking a knee during the National Anthem at a professional NFL game is not the way to do it.”
As of Tuesday, the East Texas zealot has said the Pledge of Allegiance on social media for 677 consecutive days.
But Twitter, being that black hole of classic clapbacks, had a few words for McCoy’s “ass” too:
Looking forward to the remix, “Took A Knee, Kiss My Ass.”
— rebkah howard (@pink_funk) November 18, 2017
A country singer made a song called “Take A Knee, My Ass” in response to Colin Kaepernick and other athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.
His name is Neal McCoy.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) November 17, 2017
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) November 17, 2017
Of course the
racists “patriots” came out too. But they’re not as funny.
source: the root