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Joke of the Year: ‘GQ’ Magazine Names Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year”

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Which is worse? A transgender man winning woman of the year or Colin Kaepernick winning “citizen of the year?”

That’s a tough one for me because they’re both absurd!

Colin Kaepernick’s sniveling, whiny, privileged butt was honored as one of GQ’s “2017 Men of the Year” a well as “Citizen of the year.” Why? He hasn’t done a single thing to earn it!

What about one of our veterans or soldiers who actually fought for the freedom of our country? What about someone who actually gets out and works to help better our streets and help people? What about one of our police officers who saved lives and protected those too weak to protect themselves? The list could go on of people more deserving of this award, yet it was so easily placed on the shoulders of a man who disrespectfully knelt during our country’s national anthem.

USA Today reports: 

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is pictured on the cover with the caption “Citizen of the Year.” Late-night host Stephen Colbert, actress Gal Gadot and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant are also recognized in the issue.

In Kaepernick’s cover story, “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced,”GQ editors write that the free-agent quarterback wanted to contribute to the article and helped connect the magazine with 10 of his friends and confidants. He also posed for a series of photos in Harlem. But he declined to provide quotes for the story itself, citing a desire to remain silent.

The article claims, “As his public identity has begun to shift from football star to embattled activist, he has grown wise to the power of his silence.”

As other players have continued the national anthem demonstrations that Kaepernick started, the quarterback himself has largely remained quiet. He declined to be quoted for GQ‘s story, which instead includes interviews with singer Harry Belafonte, rapper J. Cole, director Ava DuVernay and former teammate Eric Reid, among others.

J. Cole, a popular rapper, added about the football player, “Had (Kaepernick not taken a knee), this guy would be making millions of dollars right now. Period, point blank,” he continued, “And more important than the money, he was living his dream. He sacrificed his dream.”

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including Keepandbear.com. While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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