Ben Shapiro complains about an all-women flyover during the Super Bowl

Shapiro: “All of these women are doing a lot more for the country than I am”

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Citation From the February 13, 2023, edition of The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show

BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): The so-called black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing." They started doing this, again, in the aftermath of Colin Kaepernick's protest as an attempt to sop the left on racial issues. And they're still doing this before the Super Bowl now. And it's called the Black National Anthem for a reason for a lot of people. But people in the media are like, why are you calling it the Black National Anthem? Why are you making a big deal – why are you doing it at all?

It turns out we have a national anthem in this country and it's called "The Star-Spangled Banner," and we all share it. And there are bunch of other songs that are not racially motivated or racially divisive or in any way sectarian. Nothing wrong with the song, it's a fine song. The question is, is there a Latino-American National Anthem or a Jewish-American National Anthem or a Polish-American National Anthem that has to be sung before the Super Bowl as well? Or is it only the Black National Anthem that gets sung before the Super Bowl? I'm just wondering -- again, the Super Bowl is supposed to be a grand unifying cultural event. Why you have a woke sectarian lead up to the event? 


Okay, well, other, kind of, woke elements. So, very often at the Super Bowl, you will have a Blue Angels flyover, right? You'll have four military aircraft that fly over the stadium. And here, you had military aircraft fly over the stadium during the National Anthem. The military aircraft were all flown by females. Now, I don't even know how you categorize a female now, according to the U.S. military under Joe Biden. Perhaps some of them were biological males. We don't know. It seems kind of cisgender and cis-normative. If these were all biological females, I would hope that at least one of them was a man who identifies as a female. That seems like the only real way to do this.

But they flew -- listen, all of these women are doing a lot more for the country than I am. They're serving in the military. That's great. The point is that the military, in conjunction with the NFL, decided that it was very important, symbolically speaking, to have only women fly over the stadium. Which, again, is a way of trying to virtue signal to the left-wing social crowd, yeah, you guys might not like the military very much, but they are females who are flying those planes. And that's the really, really important thing.


There is something weirdly metaphorical about them flying over a closed stadium because State Farm Arena, which is in Arizona, apparently the roof was on because it's very hot outside. And so you have, I guess, the glass ceiling there for for the ladies.