SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality.

The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”

Amy Schumer, Colin Kaepernick

Left: Amy Schumer in New York, Aug. 8, 2018. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Right: Colin Kaepernick at Harvard University in Oct. 2018. (Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Of her plan to steer clear of Super Bowl ads, she said: “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all I got.”

Diddy, Jessica Seinfeld and Christie Brinkley offered her support among more than 8,000 comments left on her post. It was not immediately clear whether she had been approached to appear in an ad during the big game.

In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a political-themed campaign for Bud Light, “Raise One to Right Now,” during Super Bowl 50.

“Hitting the nfl with the advertisers is the only way to hurt them,” Schumer wrote of her ban. “I know opposing the nfl is like opposing the nra. Very tough …”

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Comments (2)
  1. Matthew Johnson says:

    How much of a self-centered narcissist is this woman?! She was in one Superbowl commercial two years ago and she has the delusion to think that this completely empty pseudo-protest is the best she can think of?

    Is she really so deluded that she believes that her lack of appearance in a commercial is enough to hurt either the advertisers or the NFL? That’s a level of narcissism that makes even Trump look humble.

  2. Steve Jenkins says:

    Did somebody offer her something or is she just struggling to feel relevant by attempting a reverse psychology pitch to her agent that never calls. This actually makes sense she is the Colin Kaepernick of acting and comedy. She was never that good and now nobody cares.

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