Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is once again throwing his white adoptive parents under the bus in front of the whole world.
Kaepernick, known for grifting off of racial grievance narratives, recently released a graphic novel entitled “Change the Game”, which details how as a high school senior, he refused to pursue a career in baseball, calling it a “white man’s sport,” and instead chose football.
In addition, the graphic novel depicts his white adoptive parents as loving, but also ignorant and out of touch with their son’s black identity. In essence, Kaepernick embarrassed his parents in front of the world.
In a recent interview with the book’s co-author Eve L. Ewing, Kaepernick doubled down on the stance taken in the novel about his parents and is now receiving intense backlash from his comments.
In discussing how other “trans-racial adoptive” kids could possibly see themselves in the novel, Kaepernick said, “It is very difficult for people to have a nuanced conversation around it . . . the people that love you and that you love can also perpetuate very problematic elements.”
It was important for me to share my story so that others who’ve had similar experiences would feel recognized & affirmed. Thanks for all your help, @eveewing. I hope this inspires people to #ChangeTheGame! Available at https://t.co/W4D3EuaR1w & wherever books are sold. pic.twitter.com/W6OOhOTbfO
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) March 30, 2023
So much for “nuance” it seems. Instead, Kaepernick seems to imply that all white people, even those who willingly adopt and love black children, are still guilty of some form of racism, including his own parents.
Naturally, Kaepernick’s comments were met with a quick backlash on social media with people pointing out how selfish it was for him to throw his own parents under the bus after all they had done for him to help him become the celebrity he is today.
“White couple adopts black child who becomes a millionaire NFL player only for him to belittle and condemn them because of their race”
— Piques (@piques15) April 3, 2023
I have a black daughter and if she said these things about me it would break my heart
— Brian Craig 🇺🇸 (@BrianCraigShow) April 4, 2023
One Twitter user wrote, “That is a classless thing to do.”
That is a classless thing to do.
— James Skinner (@twgjames) April 4, 2023
Another simply wrote, “He’s a terrible human being.”
He’s a terrible human being.
— Mike Mason (@MikeMason830) April 3, 2023
Indeed, it really takes a special kind of entitlement and selfishness for someone like Kaepernick to speak like that about a family that loved him. This really is a classless thing to do.
Kaepernick might get along well with Prince Harry, another privileged celebrity who recently wrote a book slamming his own family. It seems like this is a trend among woke, entitled celebrities.
Kaepernick’s parents made a lot of sacrifices in order to raise him, so the fact that he is speaking about them this way publically is really just disturbing.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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