Actor-turned-activist-painter Jim Carrey tackled the NFL’s clampdown on protests during the national anthem in a work he posted Tuesday.
In a blitz of the league’s owners after they mandated that players either stand at attention for the anthem or stay in the locker room, Carrey pictured President Donald Trump raging against a backdrop of “corporations,” which, Carrey wrote, “shld rethink sponsoring moral cowardice before we start asking: whose side is Nationwide really on?”
NFL — who exploits players for 3yrs then abandons them to a lifetime of pain — sided with a draft-dodging racist who uses fake patriotism to squash peaceful protest. Corporations shld rethink sponsoring moral cowardice before we start asking: whose side is Nationwide really on? pic.twitter.com/ytVSiE4wfX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 29, 2018
Trump has condemned the practice of players kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” after then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked the demonstrations in 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality.