Colin Kaepernick's Comments About His Adoptive Parents Draw Strong Reactions From Social Media
Colin Kaepernick is someone who has been through a whole lot over the years. Overall, he was blackballed from the NFL due to his various protests. Many misinterpreted what he was trying to do, as did the NFL owners. Although the league admitted it acted hastily against him Kap still hasn't been able to return to the league. It is a disappointing situation that has some fans looking at the NFL a certain way.
Thankfully, Kap has been able to accomplish a lot off the field. Furthermore, he is coming out with a new graphic novel called Colin Kaepernick: Change The Game. While writing the novel, Kaepernick spoke about his parents and some of the problematic behaviors they had. This included how they reacted to certain hairstyles. "I know my parents loved me, but there were still very problematic things that I went through. I think it was important to show, 'No, this can happen in your own home.' And how do we move forward collectively while addressing the racism that is being perpetuated," Kaepernick said. "There were a lot more Black people in football. I was like, 'Oh, I found some community here.'"
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Due to these comments, Colin Kaepernick was immediately subjected to a whole lot of hate and vitriol. Subsequently, the words "Ungrateful POS" began to trend as conservatives scolded him for not appreciating his adoptive parents. Of course, that wasn't what Kap was trying to do, however, the hate brigade picked up on it right away. Thankfully, there were plenty of people who understood exactly what Kaepernick was trying to get across. "I know that most reactions to Colin Kaepernick these days are simply a way to show what political team one is on, but if you haven't experienced transracial adoption, you might want to sit this one out and listen for a minute. It's more complicated than you imagine," one user wrote.
"There are so many Black people who have had these experiences with adoptive parents. Including biracial children with their own parents. I love that Colin Kaepernick spoke about this," another person explained. Clearly, a lot of people misinterpreted what Kaepernick meant, but that is par for the course. The right has always hated Kap, and that will not change. Hopefully, the former NFL star doesn't pay too much attention to all of this noise.
Kaepernick Subjected To Mixed Opinions