GQ Picks Colin Kaepernick for 2017 Citizen of the Year. And It's Hilarious.
San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

GQ, aka Gentleman’s Quarterly, aka liberal filth rag, aka Keith Olbermann’s mountain where he shouts profanities and ridiculous statements from.  has decided to forego style tips in order the wrap its legs around social justice. So of course, it’s citizen of the year has to be Colin Kaepernick. Colin is no stranger to controversy (See: Washed up Colin Kaepernick compares American police to fugitive slave patrols and Announcement of Rally for Colin Kaepernick Brings out Heavy Trolling) and this isn’t the first time he has been honored either. (See: Kaepernick’s Protest Gear Going Into National Museum of African American History and Culture)

Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise. But a simple act—kneeling during the national anthem—changed everything. It cost him his job. It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance.

Though Colin Kaepernick continues his silent protest, he agreed to collaborate with GQ on a special project for our December Men of the Year issue in an effort to, as the piece explains, “reclaim the narrative of his protest.”

So much self-importance here. The arrogance is almost as thick as his picked out afro.

He helped us assemble a ten-person team of his closest confidants—including rapper J.Cole, director Ava DuVernay, activist Harry Belafonte, and Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour—to speak on the subjects of activism, protest, and equality, and to offer some rare insights into Colin Kaepernick himself.

Paired with the piece are inspiring images by Martin Schoeller, who photographed Kaepernick in Harlem, intending to evoke the spirit of Muhammad Ali’s anti-Vietnam War protests in the neighborhood during the late 60s.

Linda Sarsour is still a thing apparently (see Read and Watch Neo-Marxist Linda Sarsour’s Special Message For White People and WATCH: Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour Tells Muslims To Form “Jihad” Against Trump, Not…)? Colin’s choice in friends tells us all we need to know.

 

All of GQ’s “new American Heroes” are defined by how much liberals admire them for pushing progressive politics. Shockingly not shocking. Read the article itself if you want a good laugh. I know some will do the outrage thing, but this is more of an eye roll thing.

Who even reads magazines anymore? Also when your mouthpiece is Keith Olbermann you can’t be taken seriously.

Here is this vomit-inducing video form them.

H/T Louder With Crowder