Singer John Legend Wants A New National Anthem – WTH?
First, San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick infuriated much of the country by refusing to stand during the national anthem at least weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers.in Levi's Stadium.
Kaepernick vowed not to stand until he's convinced the country is serious about addressing racial oppression and other social issues.
Now, 10-time Grammy winner John Legend is standing -- make that sitting -- with Kaepernick, noting that the full lyrics of "The Star Spangled Banner" mention hirelings and slaves.
In fact, says Legend -- who's performed the song at numerous events -- says it just might be time to think about a new national anthem altogether. "America the Beautiful," might be better, he says.
In a recent poll, we asked if you agreed with Kaepernick's actions. Now we have a new question: Is it time for a new national anthem?