Gladys Knight criticized for agreeing to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Knight responded to the controversy surrounding her decision in a statement given to Variety Magazine, “I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” she wrote. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."
Published: 5:46 PM EST January 18, 2019