Star Trek: Knee-taking continues its career expansion across cultural endeavors

Star Trek: Knee-taking continues its career expansion across cultural endeavors
Star Trek Discovery cast, being predictable. (Image: Instagram, Sonequa Martin-Green)

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The cast members of Star Trek Discovery were slammed by social media users Sunday after a photo of the CBS show’s stars taking a knee went viral online.

The photo, posted on Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green’s Instagram account, was an apparent show of unity with NFL players protesting the national anthem.

The post, captioned with the hashtag #StarTrekDiscovery and #takeaknee, appeared online just hours after the show’s world premiere.

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While many social media users praised the actors for making their political statement, other users called the gesture “ridiculous” and “shameful.”

“Ridiculous, lost a follower! It’s disrespectful to those that died for our flag no matter how you look at it #shameful,” one Instagram user wrote in response to the photo.

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