Kari Lake Goes Viral Because She Stood Only When The U.S. Anthem Played

Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was seen refusing to stand during the playing of the black national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday – and her decision has gone viral.

The picture of Lake sitting during the song prompted a flurry of online praise, with many people commending her move. Despite her run for office as a Republican candidate, Lake’s actions speak to something much larger than politics – instead, she is being lauded by many as an example of solidarity and support.

Lake Tweeted, “I’m just here for THE National Anthem,” Lake responded to one Twitter post about the photo.”

In a statement to Fox News, Lake said “I’m against a ‘black National Anthem’ for the same reason I am against a ‘white National Anthem,’ a ‘gay National Anthem,’ a ‘straight National Anthem,’ a ‘Jewish National Anthem,’ a ‘Christian National Anthem,’ and so on.”
She went on to say, “We are ONE NATION, under God. Francis Scott Key’s words ring true for every single American Citizen regardless of their skin color. James Weldon Johnson’s ‘Lift Your Voice’ is a beautiful song, but it is not our National Anthem.”