Colin Kaepernick is an avowed America hater.
He made that clear when he intentionally chose to disrespect the flag and the national anthem.
Now GQ magazine just fêted him with a disgraceful award.
The print magazine industry is dying. Many publications will do anything to drum up interest.
But it’s still no excuse for GQ to name Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.”
Who said unemployment doesn’t have its perks? Despite being out of a job and achieving pariah status in the hearts and minds of most American sports fans, Colin Kaepernick is winning and scoring points somewhere.
That “somewhere,” is the front cover of GQ.
Gentleman’s Quarterly has named Colin Kaepernick their “Citizen of the Year,” for 2017. GQ described Kaepernick as the “man who became the movement.”
The magazine wrote, “Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise.”
Yet now, according to GQ, Kaepernick has become something much more.
“But a simple act – kneeling during the national anthem – changed everything. It cost him his job. It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance.”
Kaepernick began his protest movement in the preseason 2016. He, at first, sat on the bench during the playing of the national anthem, then switched to kneeling on the advice of former Army Green Beret Nate Boyer.
Kaepernick played the rest of the 2016 season, but then became a free agent after walking away from his contract in San Francisco. Since then, Kaepernick has been unable to sign on with another team. Kaepernick believes that the NFL has conspired to keep him out of the league. Pursuant to that, the former 49er quarterback filed a grievance against the league in October, alleging collusion.
Ironically, Kaepernick’s “Citizen of the Year” award comes after the 2016 presidential elections, where we learned that Kaepernick not only declined to vote, he wasn’t even registered to vote. Citizens normally do those types of things.
Apparently spouting radical left-wing views makes one worthy of “Citizen of the Year.” It’s why late-nite host Stephen Colbert is also on the cover.
This is the same Colbert who recently extolled the merits of communism:
Stephen Colbert spoke positively about the creators of communist political theory, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, during a Halloween themed anti-Trump monologue.
Through the prism of the left, the more someone hates America, the more “patriotic” he is.
It’s why actual citizens of the year get ignored by magazines like GQ.
Britt McHenry, an ESPN employee who was fired for holding conservative views, pointed out GQ’s absurdity in a series of tweets:
JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…
Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners… Win Citizen of the Year. Serve in the US military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick
For those who think I don’t get the reason for protest you’re wrong. Eagles Malcolm Jenkins met with lawmakers to help community. Dolphins Kenny Stills met with Miami police. More examples of Citizen of the Year.
Magazines like GQ will continue to revere unpatriotic radicals like Kaepernick, and they will continue to alienate half the country in the process.
That’s why they probably won’t be around much longer.