Chris Brown may have chosen the worst possible time to join Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.
On Sunday, the “Forever” singer attended a charity basketball game in Los Angeles. While R&B singer Tank performed the national anthem, Brown joined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of refusing to stand during the national anthem.
Tank called on the entire crowd to stand up, mainly since Sunday marked the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Brown, however, stayed seated, as those around him stood up.
According to Us Weekly, fans quickly called Brown’s protest on this tragic anniversary “vile” and “disgusting.”
The news of Brown’s refusal to stand during the national anthem came shortly after another mishap. Recently, Brown was arrested on suspicion of felony assault, after former beauty queen Baylee Curran accused him of pulling a gun on her. Brown maintained his innocence and stated that his character had been “defaced.”
While Kaepernick’s protest is one that has gained a lot of popularity and attention, Brown was completely wrong to choose Sunday as the time to begin supporting it. Any other day would have been fine, but on the anniversary of 9/11, every American should stand to honor those who we lost on that horrific day.