Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem has gotten mixed reactions across America. The latest to weigh in is Muhammad Ali’s ex-wife Khalilah Camacho Ali, who told TMZ Sports that Kaepernick is not heroic for refusing to salute the flag, adding that the quarterback should “get off his high horse,” and “apologize.”
Spike Lee and others have compared Kaepernick’s protest to Ali’s refusal to serve in the Vietnam War. In 1967, Ali was jailed and banned from boxing after saying his religious beliefs prevented him from reporting for military service after he was drafted.
President Barack Obama, speaking at the G20 summit in China, said he feels Kaepernick’s protest has legitimacy. “He’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement.” Obama added, “If nothing else, what he’s done is he’s generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about… My suspicion is that over time he’s gonna refine how he’s thinking about it and maybe some of his critics will start seeing that he has a point around certain concerns about justice and equality. That’s how we move forward. Sometimes it’s messy, but that’s the way democracy works.”
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BIVISIBILITY: These Stars Are Bisexual & Proud
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1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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