On the Aug. 29 edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” filmmaker Spike Lee discussed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem.
In the clip, Lee tells the host that he supports the QB.
“I find it so interesting how people want to pick and choose what rights people have,” he starts. “Every time you want to talk about anti-gun violence [there’s a problem]. People run and scream about their Second Amendment rights being fringed upon. The same way John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fist at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico [is important]. The same way Muhammad Ali refused to go to the Vietnam War, these are rights Americans have.”
The director adds that he despised the fact that three New York Giants football players have come out against Kaepernick.