Colin Kaepernick’s gesture of taking a knee and protesting police brutality in the United States has transformed into a movement after Donald Trump’s tirade against NFL players’ protests. Now, the campaign has turned into a new version of the Ice Bucket Challenge and gone viral.
Now, some of the TV’s biggest stars taking part of the challenge. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny took a photo taking a knee and linking arms while on the set of the X-Files.
With the caption “#TheXFIles #TakeAKnee, the two actors showed their support of the NFL teams that have either kneeled, linked arms or both in the past couple of days despite Donald Trump’s call for the firing of any player that decides to protest.
But, the sci-fi stars are not the only entertainers taking part in the protest. Stevie Wonder took a knee before performing at the Global Citizen Festival saying, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” He added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn’t come here to preach, but I’m telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.”
Even singer Pharrell Williams took a cue from the NFL protests and kneeled during his performance at the “Concert For Charlottesville” saying, “If I want to get on my knees right now for the people in my city…for the people in my state — that’s what that flag is for.”
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) September 26, 2017