Embattled former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick still remains unemployed by an NFL team.
Kaepernick is in the midst of a legal battle with NFL executives and team owners – accusing them of colluding together to keep him out of the league.
Although he remains unemployed as an athlete, Hollywood just came knocking on his door for a big job.
Hollywood loves Colin Kaepernick and go figure that nearly all of the elitists out there supported his anti-American protests.
Now, he might get a huge television deal.
Director Ava DuVernay – known for the underperforming Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time and Selma – just announced in the trades that she’s developing a comedy series that will focus on Kaepernick’s high school years.
DuVernay told Variety that Kaepernick’s story “inspires” her and its clear that this is a story she feels needs its own television show.
Kaepernick was adopted at an early age.
He was adopted by white parents and grew up in Turlock California where he claims to have been an outcast and an introvert.
But at John H. Pitman High School, Kaepernick excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Kaepernick was so good at baseball that the Chicago Cubs drafted him with the 43rd pick right out of high school (the MLB doesn’t have the same guidelines that the NBA and NFL do – players can be drafted straight out of high school).
However, although he excelled at all three of the major sports, almost everyone would think that he was widely beloved and the most popular kid at school, right?
Nope. Most of his teammates thought of him as an awkward outcast who didn’t fit in with anybody.
That explains a lot.
DuVernay described what she perceives the show to be as, “It’s Friday Night Lights meets Everybody Hates Chris.”
She also praised the disgraced quarterback when she told GQ last year,
“I think his actions have been inspiring to so many people. I see what he’s done as art. I believe that art is seeing the world that doesn’t exist. You know a lot of people excel at creativity — making TV, movies, painting, writing books — but you can be an artist in your own life.”
Now you can probably guess what kind of television show this will be – a self-congratulatory series that makes Kaepernick out to be the victim.
He’s far from the victim.
Kaepernick nationally mocked our fallen heroes who gave their lives so that he can sling a ball with his arm and make millions of dollars, when why we’re watching is seeking a little bit of escapism. We don’t want to be condescended to about politics and social issues when we’re watching a football game.
Later in that same interview with GQ magazine. DuVernay had the audacity to say Kaepernick was an “artist.”
“Civil-rights activists are artists. Athletes are artists. People who imagine something that is not there. His resistance, his protest, the manner in which he’s gone on living life in his interactions with the NFL have been extremely inspiring to me as an artist.”
How delusional is this producer/director to categorize this divisive anthem-kneeling athlete as an “artist?”
In what world would Kaepernick be considered an artist?
Kaepernick will likely serve as an executive producer on the show and will be a part of the writing process in some capacity.
Watch. Liberal Netflix be the first company that buys the idea.