GQ’s pick for “Citizen of the Year” is unworthy of the title

Unemployed Colin Kaepernick is appearing on the cover of GQ.

He was named “Citizen of the Year” by the magazine.

But the anti-American activist doesn’t appear interested in his American citizenship.

Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote.

Voting is one of the fundamental rights of American citizens and the most basic way to participate in our system of government.

He told reporters in 2016 he believed it’d be “hypocritical” of him to vote because he is “against a system of oppression” and in his view “the oppressor isn’t going to allow you to vote your way out of oppression.”

It would seem difficult to be “Citizen of the Year” when you don’t even show interest in being an American citizen.

The magazine is facing backlash from critics like former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry.

First she slammed Kaepernick’s past actions to point out the absurdity of Kaepernick being honored by GQ.

She went on to highlight the actions of Houston Texan JJ Watt whose fundraising efforts after Hurricane Harvey would make him far more deserving of recognition.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes wrote:

Apparently, GQ seems to think that disrespecting our military and spitting on our flag is a symbol of heroism and manliness.

That’s not citizenship – that’s cowardice.
GQ’s definition of what it means to be a good citizen and a good man and a hero is a bit puzzling.

They seem to believe the epitome of manhood is taking a knee. But I say the true measure of a man is taking a stand.

What are your thoughts on GQ’s decision to name Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year”?

Sound off in the comments below!



  1. CaptGene
    I like your description GQ. I still go along with my time in the U.S.NAVY. It meant General Quarters, Batten down the hatches, and go to Battle Stations.

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