It was former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaeperenick who sparked this garbage kneeling during the National Anthem movement that was a total slap in the face towards anybody who puts their life on the line for America everyday.
It gave other athletes and Hollywood liberals an excuse to be unpatriotic; justifying it with social justice reform and police brutality against minorities. The message was, and to this day, still remains flimsy at best.
And this famous Hollywood actor carried on the torch when he refused to stand at a Chicago Cubs game during a military salute and later attacked them on social media.
These two movie stars have gone above and beyond the call of duty, frequently using their celebrity, for good.
The actor famous for playing Lieutenant Dan in “Forest Gump” started the Gary Sinise Foundation where he helps fallen veterans and their families.
In December of last year, in an operation called “Snowball Express,” the Gary Sinise Foundation loaded up 15 airplanes with 1,700 Gold Star families – family members of fallen soldiers – and flew them to Disney World for an all-expense paid trip.
Mega movie star Chris Pratt, who is featured in two of the biggest franchises in Hollywood “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” – frequently visits children’s hospitals, salutes the military and police officers, and in June of last year Pratt visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sailors and Airmen and treated them to a special screening of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
But then you have actors like John Cusack who couldn’t care less about the military.
A picture began circulating on the Internet on May 22nd that showed Cusack seated while everybody else stood for the military salute at Wrigley Field. It was blatantly and intentionally disrespectful.
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) May 23, 2019
When Cusack found out about it, he attempted to justify his action.
He wrote on Twitter, “I didn’t stand up for Boeing military salute – fast enough for some maga f–k – see? don’t even have taste not to brand weapons company all over score board RT QsSupervisor. What in the actual f–k does ‘tonight’s military salute’ even mean?”
There’s a lot to unpack with that comment. Could he have been about to put his food or beverage down and someone caught the exact moment before he stood up? That’s certainly a possibility.
Is it possible that he protested the military salute and made up the lie that he didn’t stand up fast enough? That’s also a possibility. The thing that would point to the latter would be him revealing that he doesn’t understand what “tonight’s military salute” means. Why else would he write that if Cusack admitted he didn’t stand fast enough?
He also followed up that tweet with, “Flag sucking halfwits – maga deathkkkult freaks Being anti war – is pro troops – pro human.”
Maybe Cusack should go over to the Middle East and tell that to ISIS members and see how they feel about that comment.
Cusack concluded, “Trump. Wraps himself in the us flag – literarily hugs it . You think he’s a patriot?”
This is just a Hollywood actor whose career has suffered with a string of box-office bombs panicking and using whataboutisms to redirect the blame to President Trump.