Country singer Neal McCoy insinuates that kneeling is a required activity mandated by the state.
In the singer's new song, "Take a Knee, My A**," McCoy takes aim at athletes who are protesting the injustices and racial hatred black people and other POCs have to face in America because he claims they are disrespecting the military and veterans.
McCoy has taken upon himself to say the pledge on social media as a retort to those protesting racial injustices by kneeling or raising a fist.
“I’ve been on 15 USO tours,” McCoy told WCMH. “I’ve entertained our troops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all over the world. So, no, this is not a money grab. This is a guy that believes in our country, that does not like people kneeling, not standing with their hands over their hearts, for the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. That’s what I’m about.”
Since its debut, "Take a Knee, My A**" has become the No. 1 digital country music song download on Amazon and has been heard on Facebook by 4.1 million people.
While the song has become a hit on the right and with country music fans, it has been mocked on Twitter for its poorly structured title.
This guy is having an intense fight with his own ass over whether to take a knee or not. https://t.co/6DduGkDit9— Kashana (@kashanacauley) November 17, 2017
I believe he's asking his ass to take a knee, which is physically quite difficult.— Christian Hoard (@christianhoard) November 17, 2017
A country singer made a song called “Take A Knee, My Ass” in response to Colin Kaepernick and other athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.— NUFF (@nuffsaidNY) November 17, 2017
His name is Neal McCoy.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
I can’t wait for the song about Donald Trump Jr. going to jail.— Kathy Gilleran (@SwimKathy) November 18, 2017
Twitter user @RadioguyChris flat out explains why McCoy and others like him are not required to take a knee and those people who do are entitled to because of the freedom of speech.
Hi, @NealMcCoy. Neat new song you got there. But nobody is forcing you to take a knee. That's the awesome thing about this country. Some folks feel they need to protest instances of police brutality, so they're free to do so. You aren't required to follow suit. That's #Freedom!— Chris Lavoie (@RadioGuyChris) November 17, 2017
Like many Colin Kaepernick critics, McCoy misses the point and message behind the protests. Kap has made it his priority to give a million dollars to various charities and organizations to help out underserved communities. He has gone record that his protest is not aimed at the military. And he has put his career on the line to make America better than it is.
He's a real patriot.