GQ Magazine named unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year.
The magazine called Kaepernick a “powerful symbol of activism and resistance.”
From the glowing write-up:
He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference.
The magazine's Kaepernick profile included interviews with Women's March founder Tamika Mallory, "activist" Linda Sarsour, and rapper J. Cole.
It is true that Kaepernick started a movement that spread around the nation. Numerous NFL players copied the quarterback by kneeling during the National Anthem. The kneelers claim they are protesting racial inequality, which is perfectly fine. But why kneel during the anthem? The choice in timing dishonors the flag as well as veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
GQ honored Kaepernick in an edition honoring it's "Men of the Year," titled "The New American Heroes."
It speaks volumes that GQ named Kaepernick citizen of the year, but did not include Stephen Willeford in their Men of the Year list. Willeford is the Texas citizen who grabbed his gun and ran towards the shooter at First Baptist Church in Texas last week. He prevented the shooter from taking even more innocent lives than he already had.
GQ also failed to mention Taylor Weston, the veteran who risked his own life to rush numerous victims to the hospital during the Las Vegas massacre last month.
The magazine's concept of "good citizenship" is enormously out-of-touch with so many everyday Americans. Which probably helps explain the publication's steady decline in readership.