"Funny cuz he's a piece of sh-t heinous stain on our history & [Colin Kaepernick] is an American hero," Sarah Silverman writes.
Hollywood isn't happy after President Trump railed against protests in the NFL while speaking in Alabama Friday night.
San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick started a widespread trend of kneeling for the National Anthem in protest to the oppression of black people in the United States. Though he has since been cut from his team and remains unsigned, dozens of current players continue to take a knee every Sunday.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! He's fired! He's fired!'" Trump said.
"That owner, they don't know it…they'll be the most popular person, for a week. They'll be the most popular person in this country," he continued.
The NFL's Players Association released a statement denouncing Trump's comments. "The peaceful demonstrations by some of our players have generated a wide array of responses. Those opinions are protected speech and a freedom that has been paid for by the sacrifice of men and women throughout history…No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights."
Hollywood joined in on the action as well -- read more tweets below:
We’re not on the plantation anymore Chump. There will be no “buck breaking” out here. Fingers on the hand form a fist. #TakeAKnee ‘til free.— jesse Williams. (@iJesseWilliams) September 23, 2017
A great way to show respect for the flag is to refuse offers of clandestine election assistance from hostile foreign espionage agencies— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 23, 2017
Trump’s campaign manager was so devoted to America the FBI wanted to hear every patriotic word he uttered. #TakeAKnee— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 23, 2017
I think a man who donates 1 million to various charities to help this country is far from a SOB... https://t.co/ldosnL1nqK— Loni Love (@LoniLove) September 23, 2017
🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ https://t.co/FqXRHPQhnO— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) September 23, 2017
The @NFL must protect its heroes and not be intimidated by Trump's attacks. They must be loud, unapologetic and forceful in their response.— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) September 23, 2017
Prediction: Not one NFL owner, not Roger Goodell will say one word about what he said about Kaep or other NFL players. Not. A. One. https://t.co/tBv3Q5FZHp— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 23, 2017
I think they will. Which one though? https://t.co/nL0kNtknzz— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) September 23, 2017
Listen to it. This sounds like a Klan rally. https://t.co/cQJHAPaetq— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) September 23, 2017
When will people learn that fear won’t make someone sit down. It quite possibly will make more stand up for what they believe in.— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) September 23, 2017
35 new players will be demonstrating tomorrow. https://t.co/MdC7VIQ19q— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 23, 2017
Steph Curry also caught the ire of Trump after he said the Warriors were debating whether to go to the White House for the traditional meet and greet. POTUS uninvited Curry, tweeting, ""Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore the invitation is withdrawn."
That set off another set of furious tweets:
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
HOUSEWIVES PLAYBOOK: rescind invitations liberally! (See: Bethenny re LuAnn, Mexico; Bethenny & Ramona, Mexico) https://t.co/tW6oQh1HZS— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 23, 2017
Puerto Rico has no power and a dam is about to collapse. Meanwhile you are a 6th grade mean girl having a slumber party. https://t.co/rd9gWtH8Mb— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) September 23, 2017
Historically, taking on Steph Curry or Lebron separately has resulted in failure. Taking on them together? Well that's just stupid.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 23, 2017
Perhaps it's not a great honor while your stench is there. https://t.co/sgX8Mv54DS— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 23, 2017
you a ho https://t.co/Zndl9JYYuu— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) September 23, 2017
It's an honor when the president is honorable. https://t.co/sWwbKxCK8X— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 23, 2017
And just when you thought he couldn't get any more petty... https://t.co/2bcCxn24Zu— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 23, 2017
Somebody's got their laid back weekend vibe working! https://t.co/UJwSevlhVj— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) September 23, 2017
Man, nobody with any sense or self-respect considers it an honor to be within a 10 mile radius of you. It is known. https://t.co/J4L5w4mS8E— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 23, 2017