All season long, football fans have been counting down to this day. The beer is cold, wings are hot and the living room is packed with friends and family waiting for the kick off of Super Bowl LIII. Almost every American will be tuning in to watch the best of the best athletes battling it out for supremacy. Everyone except New Gods Director Ava DuVernay who has announced her protest for this year’s gladiator event via Twitter.
You can read DuVernay’s enlightening comments on her protest below.
I will not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the @NFL’s racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its ongoing disregard for the health + well-being of all its players. To watch the game is to compromise my beliefs. It’s not worth it. #ImWithKap pic.twitter.com/fNEeke0crs
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 3, 2019
One less spectator, viewer or supporter might not sound like much compared to the millions, but it’s a start. Just like it started with one Colin Kaepernick and then extended to others in unified protest.
DuVernay and Kaepernick have been supporters of some like causes for some time. Since Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem during football games he has since been cast out of the NFL and has a pending lawsuit against the National Football League.
DuVernay’s tweet also got a response out of Wild N Out star Nick Cannon who also took to Twitter to show his support of Kaepernick. Read about Cannon’s supportive tweet below.
#ImWithKap #7Challenge! I am donating $7 to Colin’s Know Your Rights Camp. The number 7 symbolizes Kap’s jersey number. I challenge you to donate $7 to @YourRightsCamp and nominate 7 others to do the same. Go to https://t.co/Bonrfn2Jf2 and click donate. @Kaepernick7 pic.twitter.com/upSma6Hcxs
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) February 3, 2019
The NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick is one of the reasons for her protest, but it’s also the treatment or lack thereof the Nation Football Leagues players’ health and well being. She believes that participating in the event in any way would compromise her beliefs.
What do you think about Ava DuVernay’s protest? Do you support her decision? Let us know in the comments below!
Directed by Ava DuVernay with a script from Kario Salem, New Gods does not yet have a release date. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding New Gods as soon as more information becomes available.
Suicide Squad Characters That Can Appear In The James Gunn Sequel
James Gunn is directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. but that comes at a cost.
When the first Suicide Squad was about to hit theaters DC fans were completely ecstatic. The trailers looked great and the feel of the movie was much different than the darkness that preceded it in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This movie was expected to be one of DC’s biggest hits and it turned out to be one of the biggest let-downs of all time.
Suicide Squad was bad and its reviews reflected that. It was one of the only movies I’ve ever been upset at and it made me want to leave the theater. A sequel was announced because the film did well at the box office, going through a number of drafts until James Gunn was brought on to write it. With James Gunn now officially set to direct The Suicide Squad, it looks like the film will be a bit of a soft reboot.
Last night was a bit of a DC maelstrom of news. We got the release dates and official titles of Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Both movies will be hitting theaters in Summer 2021. Throughout all of the chaos a small tidbit surfaced about The Suicide Squad: the James Gunn-directed film will be some sort of relaunch with new characters and actors. Here are the characters I think James Gunn should introduce in his Suicide Squad movie. Hit Next to view all of my choices.