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Kate Upton gets ripped a new one for weighing in on national anthem debate

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Kate Upton just shared her opinion on the national anthem controversy and the response is not pretty

The national anthem debate continues to rage on the internet, and model Kate Upton just decided to put her two cents in.

In response to several Miami Dolphins players choosing to take a knee during the anthem on Sunday, Sept. 11, Upton took to Instagram and Twitter to share her stance on the situation.

"In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom," Upton wrote in the caption of an Instagram pic of some of the players kneeling. "Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific. Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed."

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"Today we are more divided then ever before," she continued. "I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place #neverforget."

In my opinion, the national anthem is a symbolic song about our country. It represents honoring the many brave men and women who sacrifice and have sacrificed their lives each and every single day to protect our freedom. Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific. Protest all you want and use social media all you want. However, during the nearly two minutes when that song is playing, I believe everyone should put their hands on their heart and be proud of our country for we are all truly blessed. Recent history has shown that it is a place where anyone no matter what race or gender has the potential to become President of the United States. We live in the most special place in the world and should be thankful. After the song is over, I would encourage everyone to please use the podium they have, stand up for their beliefs, and make America a better place. The rebuilding of battery park and the freedom tower demonstrates that amazing things can be done in this country when we work together towards a common goal. It is a shame how quickly we have forgotten this as a society. Today we are more divided then ever before. I could never imagine multiple people sitting down during the national anthem on the September 11th anniversary. The lessons of 911 should teach us that if we come together, the world can be a better and more peaceful place #neverforget.

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The backlash to Upton's statements was swift.

But whether you agree with Upton or not, the fact is both she and the Miami Dolphins players have the right to express their beliefs.

One Twitter user pretty much hit it on the head.

Upton's not the only one to feel the wrath of Twitter for sharing their opinion on the national anthem. John Legend, who came out to say he's anti-"Star-Spangled Banner" a couple weeks ago, also got slammed by people who don't share his feelings.

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Kate Upton just shared her opinion on the national anthem controversy and the response is not pretty
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