Kaepernick released “Colin in Black & White” which explored the former NFL star’s life from high school to the events that supposedly led him to become an advocate for social justice. One viral clip showed Kaepernick, who earned over $40 million during his time in the NFL, comparing the scrutiny players receive from coaches to that of slavers.
Travis was having none of it.
“Even the people who defend Colin Kaepernick are starting to wonder what in the world has happened to this dude’s brain?” he said on “Outkick the Show with Clay Travis” Tuesday. “It is totally broken. This is an organized written documentary with a script. This is not like some college lecture, where people are just talking off the cuff and sitting around coming up with Mad Libs racism edition.”
Travis emphasized that it is an “incredible honor to get invited to the Combine and that White, Black, Asian and Hispanic athletes would absolutely crawl all over themselves to go…because it gives you an opportunity to make millions of dollars playing football, something that almost no one can make in their 20’s – no matter what their profession is,” he continued.
The outspoken podcast host also highlighted a different scene from the mini-series, where Kaepernick attacks Black sitcom characters including Carlton, Urkel, Arnold Jackson, and others, calling them “non-threatening” Blacks created by and for White people.
“The acceptable negro is a Black character who inhabits White characteristics, who makes White people feel comfortable,” Kaepernick says in the film.
Travis rejected the assertion as a “totally made up ridiculous argument.”
“I can tell you as a kid who went to a multiracial High School, Nashville Public School, everybody loved – White, Black, Asian and Hispanic – the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’” he fired back.
” Everybody loved — White, Black, Asian and Hispanic — ‘Family Matters.’ Everybody loved Carlton, everybody loved Urkel,” he went on.
“Even people who are defending Colin Kaepernick are looking around like ‘man, you are an imbecile and anyone at this point, who defended Colin Kaepernick has to feel like they were used,” Travis said, “because this guy is a scam artist.”
“He should be ashamed of himself.”
Travis accused Kaepernick of making “tens of millions of dollars by lying and coming up with all sorts of stupid ridiculous arguments that have no basis in reality” and charged the athlete with “destroying things that unite us as White, Black, Asian and Hispanic.