James Taylor from The Bachelorette defended his initial tweets yesterday that criticized the NFL players who chose to “take a knee,” during the national anthem. Taylor – who was trying to win JoJo Fletcher’s heart on the 12th season of the dating series – initially tweeted that he “stood for the anthem in Pittsburgh,” and he wanted others to as well.
Just as a recap, Donald Trump recently released a firestorm of Tweets regarding players in the NFL protesting him as a president.
It all started when Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on his knee during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality in the United States.
Several NFL teams and their coaches, trainers, and even owners claimed that Trump’s response to their “taking of the knee,” was too much, and they were “disappointed” in his reaction.
Taylor wrote, “just saying, comment if you stand for freedom.” Not long after, the reality star took to Twitter to defend his initial sentiments.
Love is the most important thing. After a few long talks, I decided to remove the caption. I know there is injustice all over this country, and I hate it and fully support doing what we can to change it. Just wish those who kneel would do so before or after or any other time than during our Anthem, which is a symbol of everything good we believe in, and is supposed to unite us. If you disagree, I still love you 🙂
In his Instagram post seen above, the reality star claimed that “love is the most important thing” and he decided to take out the caption.
In an interview with Us Weekly – after the former Bachelorette star was criticized for his views – Taylor opened up about the entire NFL/Trump fiasco that has been dominating headlines.
According to Taylor, there is a time and place for protesting the injustices in the world, and during the National Anthem is not one of them. James claimed, “there is a time and a place for it.” The ex-star of The Bachelorette added it’s not necessary to disrespect the American flag as well as the constitution and he’ll “definitely stand behind that.”