Stevie Wonder Takes A Knee 'For All Of America'

Stevie Wonder Takes A Knee 'For All Of America'

Singer Stevie Wonder joined the #takeaknee protest before performing at the 2017 Global Citizen festival at Central Park in NY on Saturday.

"Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America", Wonder said to the audience. But not just one knee.

Before performing at the Global Citizen Festival, an annual show that encourages ticket holders to engage in philanthropy that will better the world, Wonder made a call for unity and encouraged people to "stand down bigotry", "condemn sexism" and "find love", according to Deadline.

With the help of his son Kwame Morris, the 67-year-old pop star dropped to one knee, and then the other in front of the cheering crowd.

Watch above via BuzzFeed News.

Donald Trump declared players who take a knee to protest police brutality during the national anthem should be fired.

Hours earlier on Twitter, the president rescinded National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House after Curry revealed he would not be accepting it. "All of us are valuable and important and must take care of each other and this planet", Wonder said. "If we don't, we could lose the ultimate video game of life", the singer and activist said.

The "Superstition" crooner did not blast Trump by name but teased two opposing world powers in North America and North Korea as a lesson in peace.

"Weapons are real and rhetoric is unsafe", Wonder said.

"Sing it for Senator McCain", Wonder cried.

Particularly after President Trump continued his attacks with tweets before Sunday's National Football League games begin. The musician then went on to tell his "global brothers and sisters" that he hadn't come here to preach, but just to tell them everyone's spirits "must be in the right place all the time".



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