VIDEO: John Mellencamp Throws 'Black Power' Fist, Kneels After Song

Mellencamp took a knee and raised a fist in honor of Black Lives Matter During Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Singer John Mellencamp sang a song and took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Feb. 1 on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. (Video below)

Mellencamp sang the 2017 song “Easy Target,” which mentions Black Lives Matter in its lyrics. And the end of the performance, Mellencamp took a knee and raised his fist in the air.

The "Black Power" fist is generally associated with black nationalism, and the kneeling is mimicking the anti-police protests performed by the National Football league players during the national anthem the past two seasons.

The lyrics to “Easy Target” include:

"So, Black lives matter

Who we trying to kid

Here's an easy target

Don't matter, never did

Crosses burning

Such a long time ago

400 years and we still don't, let it go"

Many on social media criticized Mellencamp’s performance.

“Well, John....this is where we part company,” said David J. Shultz on Facebook. “I sure enjoyed your songs from the 80s, and did my best to support a fellow Hoosier by buying your music and seeing you in concert. But I've known your liberal tendencies for some time, and this tears it for me. I will never listen to your music ever again. … You will not disrespect my country and my values and think for a second that I will just brush it off. Hope many other Hoosiers feel the same way as I do and that we all just stop supporting you.”

“I use to love this guy, loved his music and he is a Hoosier also like myself,” said a Judy Couch Ro on Facebook. “I have disowned ever liking him and got rid of all his CD'S and will never listen to him or watch him. … I never watched him on this show, but I heard about this on the net... He can burn in hell with all the rest of the celebrities that think they are something they aren't … the fact is they are all demon-crats.”

You can see the video of the performance below:

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Yikes, that's got to sting of you're a fan of his and don't see his political perspective. This would be like if the living legend Jay-Z suddenly started caping for Trump.

If you weren't already aware, most artists lean left. Conservatives normally and largely aren't a creative bunch.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Good thing BLM matter to white people because they sure don’t matter to black people.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Thinblueline white lives must not matter to white people either, with the opioid decimation currently taking place.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Yup, chlorine in the gene pool all around, works for me.

tmarch35
tmarch35

My wife was always a HUGE fan!! Well she is also done with this asshat!! So am I!!! Wow!