ABC Celebrates Amy Schumer Boycotting Super Bowl Ads for Kaepernick

On Friday, far-left comedian Amy Schumer announced that the reason no one would be seeing her in Super Bowl ads next year was that she was boycotting on behalf of mediocre quarterback Colin Kaepernick. During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s liberal anchors celebrated Schumer’s decision and were interested in seeing if her “peer pressure” would cause a larger “celebrity boycott” of commercials and the halftime show.

“Amy Schumer is sidelining her jokes and getting serious. The comedian saying she won't profit by appearing in any Super Bowl commercials this year and she takes aim at the NFL,” touted co-anchor Eva Pilgrim as she led into her report. “On Friday, Trainwreck’s powerhouse performer taking aim at the NFL and its treatment of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick…”

Reading from Schumer’s Instagram post announcement, Pilgrim said “‘I personally told my reps I wouldn't do a Super Bowl commercial this year.’ Adding, ‘Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color.’”

To amp up ABC’s celebrity worship, Pilgrim boasted about Schumer “standing in solidarity” with “Hollywood royalty” in boycotting the Super Bowl. “Singer Rihanna reportedly turning down an offer to headline the 53rd annual Super Bowl Halftime Show,” she noted.

The pair leading what could turn into a celebrity boycott,” Pilgrim added. “Schumer calling on a band rumored to be the 2019 halftime show headliners saying, ‘I think it would be cool if Maroon5 backed out of Super Bowl like bad gal Riri did.’”

 

 

To make the point about just how much Rihanna was giving up by turning down the Super Bowl halftime performance, ABC talked to Variety senior editor Marc Malkin. “When someone gets to be a halftime performer singing the Star Spangled Banner and all of those commercials, you are getting one of the biggest, biggest audiences on television,” he explained.

After finishing the video portion of the report, Pilgrim reminded viewers of Schumer liberal activist pedigree, noting “[s]he was arrested earlier this month while protesting the nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.” Of course, there was no mention of her family ties to New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

It would be interesting, though, to see if other performers followed with her plea to not participate as well. So, we'll see,” declared co-anchor Whit Johnson as they wrapped up the segment. Co-anchor Dan Harris chimed in adding that “[p]eer pressure might be strong in this case.”

This comes after the liberal media praised Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Kaepernick and dismissed calls from some conservatives for a boycott of the shoemaker. Apparently, only boycotts from liberal celebrities matter.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

ABC
Good Morning America
October 21, 2018
8:40:00 a.m. Eastern

EVA PILGRIM: Welcome back to GMA. Amy Schumer is sidelining her jokes and getting serious. The comedian saying she won't profit by appearing in any Super Bowl commercials this year and she takes aim at the NFL.

[Cuts to video]

(…)

PILGRIM: She's one of Hollywood's boldest personalities.

(…)

PILGRIM: Comedian Amy Schumer sharing scenes with superstars like Goldie Hawn and LeBron James. The actress appearing with Seth Rogan in a 2016 Bud Light Super Bowl commercial. Now, the comedy queen campaigning for a different cause. On Friday, Trainwreck’s powerhouse performer taking aim at the NFL and its treatment of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posting this message to Instagram: “I personally told my reps I wouldn't do a Super Bowl commercial this year.” Adding, “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them. Stand up for your brothers and sisters of color.”

Kaepernick kicking off a national debate when he refused to stand during the national anthem, taking a knee to protest police brutality. The athlete who’s been unsigned since 2017 returning to the spotlight in September as the face of Nike's 30th-anniversary campaign.

(…)

PILGRIM: Now Schumer standing in solidarity with another member of Hollywood royalty. Singer Rihanna reportedly turning down an offer to headline the 53rd annual Super Bowl Halftime Show.

MARC MALKIN: When someone gets to be a halftime performer singing the Star Spangled Banner and all of those commercials, you are getting one of the biggest, biggest audiences on television.

PILGRIM: The pair leading what could turn into a celebrity boycott. Schumer calling on a band rumored to be the 2019 halftime show headliners saying, “I think it would be cool if Maroon5 backed out of Super Bowl like bad gal Riri did.”

[Cuts back to live]

Now, Schumer has been taking more public political action lately. She was arrested earlier this month while protesting the nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Of course, we don't know who's actually playing the halftime show.

WHIT JOHNSON: Officially.

PILGRIM: Right.

JOHNSON: It would be interesting, though, to see if other performers followed with her plea to not participate as well. So, we'll see.

DAN HARRIS: Peer pressure might be strong in this case.

JOHNSON: Perhaps.

HARRIS: We'll see.

 

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