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'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Slams Drew Bree for Criticizing NFL Players' Protests

Monica Otayza
Jun 06, 2020
06:30 A.M.
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"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris shares an emotion-filled post on Instagram about Drew Bree's opinion on NFL players' kneeling protest while the national anthem is played during their games. 


Kenya Barris was furious after seeing Drew Bree's interview regarding his opinion on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem at games. Barris and many others have expressed their anger and disappointment over his statements. 

According to Brees, he is against kneeling during the national anthem as he finds it disrespectful to the American flag. He also shared that he will never agree with anyone disrespecting both the flag and the country. 



Barris, in particular, made sure to let him know a piece of her thoughts in response to his claim that disrespecting the flag would be a disservice to those who have fought for the country in wars. She also made sure to defend Colin Kaepernick in the process, who tried to do the peaceful protest but ultimately lost his job. 

"[Colin] lost his job for a peaceful protest and was blackballed from football for speaking his mind about EXACTLY what is happening right now. The same thing that's been happening to us FOREVER."



Aside from Kenya Barris, LeBron James also spoke up against his fellow athlete. According to the LA Laker, it isn't surprising that Brees did not know why Kaepernick was protesting. After all, it had nothing to do with disrespecting the flag or soldiers. 

Brees has yet to respond to all the criticism he is facing over his comments, especially from friends and colleagues who have decided to call him out. 


LeBron went on to say that his own father-in-law is a soldier, and when he was asked about the peaceful protest, he saw nothing wrong with it because he knew what was right and what was wrong. 

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A couple of weeks before his interview blew up, Drew Brees was actually someone considered a hero. In fact, during a segment of the "Today Show," Hoda Kotb was brought to tears by something he had done. 

At the time, the New Orleans Saints football player donated a whopping $5 million to efforts relieving the effects of COVID-19 in New Orleans. Kotb, who lived in the area throughout the 90s, was moved to tears by his gesture. 

Brees has yet to respond to all the criticism he is facing over his comments, especially from friends and colleagues who have decided to call him out. 

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