Rock singer John Mellencamp, who honestly hasn’t been relevant on the music scene for decades now, was captured in a photo snapped on the day of the game between the Colts-Eagles stuffing his face with popcorn when he should’ve been standing for the National Anthem.
The same guy who wrote “Ain’t That America” was seated high in the Lucas Oil Stadium when a fan managed to sneak a photo of the star and then sent it to OutKick 360’s Dan Dakich.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
The singer was seen sitting and eating popcorn while others around him had their hands over their hearts listening to “The Star-Spangled Banner” as they rose to the occasion of honoring the country.
Mellencamp is one of America’s Greatest Frauds…always has been https://t.co/Bhjpfll97b
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) November 21, 2022
Political statements – real and perceived – are not to new to the singer who has added a “take a knee” segment to his concerts to celebrate protests against the United States.
The singer, who is most famously known for his hit single, “Jack and Diane” also took a knee during a performance he gave on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, claiming afterward it was a spontaneous act.
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“I’ve never planned anything in my life,” Mellencamp said to Billboard magazine in an interview. “Taking a knee felt like nothing. At the time, it felt like part of the performance. After the fact, I hope it made some kind of difference.”
Mellencamp has previously slammed Trump supporters by remarking they are just “wrong” in their political judgment. He then pointed the finger at the former president and his administration for politicizing disgraced NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s choice to kneel during the National Anthem.
“Taking the knee started purely and simply as a protest of racial and social injustice,” Mellencamp went on to tell the Associated Press at the time.
He added, “Sadly, it was politicized by the current administration. The song is simple and the protest is pure.”