Rosanna Arquette Says She'll Kneel for the National Anthem | 22 Words

Actress Rosanna Arquette claimed Tuesday she would kneel during the national anthem or in the presence of the American Flag "for the rest of her life."

"I don't know about you but if the flag and star-spangled banner comes around me I kneel in solidarity and will for the rest of my life."

Arquette has been vocal about her decision to kneel around the American flag. Way back in 2019, the actress announced she would "never" stand for the flag "again" on Twitter. At the time, the "Pulp Fiction" actress shared a photo of herself kneeling in front of a group of American flags.

Her comments about the national anthem come a week after American athlete Gwen Berry turned away from the flag during the national anthem at the U.S. Olympic trials.

Berry, who made the Olympic hammer throwing team, defended her decision during an interview on the Black News Channel.

"I never said that I didn't want to go to the Olympic Games," Berry told the outlet. "That's why I competed and got third and made the team."

When Arquette posted her tweet, she received a lot of support:

"I do the same. I kneel with respect, I kneel in reverence, I kneel in memory, I kneel in solidarity, I kneel with hope..."one user said.

But some people weren't so keen on her passion to kneel:

"Good for you. Kneeling in the church is a show of respect to God. Bowing your head in prayer is a sign of respect also. You kneeling is a show of respect to those protesting. It also, IMO, is a sign of respect to the flag and anthem."

"I'm sixty-three. I've always respected the flag. I don't feel the urge to kneel before it," another person wrote.

And some people have been left shrouded in mystery as to whether she's protesting or honouring her country.

"What does that mean Ro? You are taking the knee in protest? Or honor?"

What do you think it means? And will you kneel for the flag?