Texan country singer Neal McCoy played a new song for an audience last week and the song is titled “Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take A Knee),” and it’s pretty clear he was referring to the NFL protests.
The song was also streamed on Facebook Live and has gotten over 3 million views to date. The country singer says that he didn’t write the song, that was a friend, and before he sang it he warned people that there is a “bad word in it,” apparently referring to the word a**.
While there were plenty of people who loved the song, others were a little confused or at least pretended to be, at the comma in the title. They couldn’t help but ask him if he meant his a** was being asked to take a knee.
🇺🇸😊Country Music singer Neal McCoy did something controversial: he released a song called "Take a Knee…My A**!
— 🇺🇸Patriot 24/7🇺🇸 (@TrumpTrain45Pac) November 18, 2017
Whatever he meant, the message seems to have been a little lost in translation.
Read some of the most savage comments below.
There is no getting around the fact that the comma means he is addressing his ass.
"Take a knee, guys."
"Take a knee, my friends."
"Take a knee, my ass." https://t.co/yh07GcTAmY
— Brandon "Brandon Hardin" Hardin (@bhhardin) November 17, 2017
Is this man asking his ass to take a knee because he won't? https://t.co/QzCxPAFygh
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) November 17, 2017
Some racist country singer has a new song called "Take a knee, my ass." I'd like to take a knee to the ass of the guy who sings it.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 18, 2017
Can everybody stop tweeting me about that "Take a Knee My Ass" song? I heard it. Politics aside, it's a really bad & poorly written song. @NealMcCoy is an untalented hack.
— Wheeler Walker, Jr. (@WheelerWalkerJr) November 18, 2017
Top 5 country songs:
1. I Thought She Was Legal
2. Hanging Around the Mall
3. I Don't Need No Dentist
4. Take a Knee, My Ass
5. They Took Our Statue
— Richard (@Stochu) November 18, 2017
"Take a knee my ass (I won't take a knee, but I'll take a Tiki torch down to Charlottesville)" is the original title of the song.
— Marc R. Bennett (@thegoodfello) November 18, 2017
ME: Take a knee, my ass.
ASS: I WON'T take a knee.
(awkward silence) https://t.co/4BDwHNFpYb
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) November 17, 2017
telling your ass to take a knee is just sitting down https://t.co/w98ezyBMgg
— Nathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) November 17, 2017
If you play "Take a Knee, My Ass" backwards, you can hear the devil laughing at using free speech to protest free speech.
— Ham on Wry (@realHamOnWry) November 18, 2017