As Twitchy reported over the weekend, Colin Kaepernick’s new Netflix special, “Colin in Black and White,” compared NFL training camp to the slave trade, literally segueing from a shot of players’ arm spans being measured to a white slave trader conducting an auction. Kaepernick made no mention of white players enduring the same tests, nor did he explain why he was so anxious to get back into a league that is akin to slavery.
Here’s more of Kaepernick, zeroing in on the “acceptable negro” on TV, with examples such as Carlton from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire” and Steve Urkel from “Family Matters.” These African Americans are acceptable to and liked by whites.
Colin Kaepernick is now going after Carlton and Steve Urkel. This dude has lost his mind. Legit gone insane: pic.twitter.com/hfZuHRtgYk
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 2, 2021
I wish this was a joke…
— Drew (@DREWX007) November 2, 2021
Did he ever actually WATCH The Fresh Prince? The cultural clash between Will and Carlton was hysterical.
— Mike Davidson Lives to Tweet (@DavidsonLives) November 2, 2021
Ah, Carlton. The true star of the show that launched notoriously "unacceptable to white people" Will Smith into international superstardom.
— Bill (@BillyEs13) November 2, 2021
Wait…is it okay that I like Will Smith over Carlton???
— James Metzger (@JamesMetzger31) November 2, 2021
Well, it’s not up to him to decide who you like! His words.
— Ind_Voter (@midTN_Scott) November 2, 2021
Or, they are characters on shows that are 90% black and exist to provide contrast/conflict for the other characters. The "acceptable" characters are actually the butt of the jokes. They are laughed at. This is called comedy.
— Abe Brown (@AbeBrown) November 2, 2021
— AJ Ard (@GamecockAJ) November 2, 2021
— Jeff Mapson (@MapsonJeff) November 2, 2021
Such a douche move.
— catie lord (@tudsgrl) November 2, 2021
So, guys too can have daddy issues. Just sayin.
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) November 2, 2021
This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life
— 40JetOn1 (@40JetOn1) November 2, 2021
Notice he uses characters from 30+ years ago
— Herman Swanson (@HermanSwanson6) November 2, 2021
Citing examples from 30 years ago. Excellent representation of modern culture.
— C Barr (@cbarrtweets) November 2, 2021
I've never thought about any of those characters as being "acceptable," I've merely thought of them as being hysterically funny and at the top of their field. When it comes to Kaepernick though, he is certainly non-threatening – both as a public intellect and as a quarterback.
— John White (@johnwyte) November 2, 2021
I’m fairness he’s like a middle school kid that just read his first book. Good intentions but not very bright. But between @netflix and @Nike he’s laughing all the way to the bank
— Pkgguy (@Pkgguy1) November 2, 2021
He’s kind of like David Hogg in that regard, except for the endorsement money.
This can’t be serious
— Joe Ellner (@jellner6) November 2, 2021
— Joe Beckman (@JBeck7100) November 2, 2021
Colin really standing on his last legs here
— grand mage (@blank_paige5) November 2, 2021
He'll eventually endorse ISIS as long as it keeps him in the news and relevant.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) November 2, 2021
The 15 minutes is slipping away
— Patrick (@schaflaw) November 2, 2021
Who does he play for again?
— James P (@JamesFinhead825) November 2, 2021
Who is the intended audience for this special anyway? Is he trying to make white people feel guilty or black people angry?
Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix special literally segues from NFL training camp to a slave auction https://t.co/VwPCNdA4Kv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 30, 2021
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