The vitriol against former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has heightened after his new Netflix limited series, Colin in Black & White released to the public.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has taken particular umbrage with Kaepernick after an episode in which he compared the NFL Draft process to slavery.
“What they don’t want you to understand is what’s being established is a power dynamic,” Kaepernick said in the show. “Before they put you on the field, teams poke, prod, and examine you. Searching for any defect that might affect your performance. No boundary [is] respected. No dignity left intact.”
Following his statement, a group of actors portraying NFL prospects was next shown standing on a football field, before they are morphed into shackled, enslaved men being examined on an auction block by prospective slave owners.
The harrowing point of view has elicited responses from high-profile figures, including Adam Carolla and former NFL player Jack Brewer, who said in reaction that Kaepernick “has an evil, anti-American spirit.”
Kelly, who is no stranger to lighting fires and slinging arrows, has added her name to the lengthy list of Kaepernick’s detractors, calling him “racist” during a segment on her SiriusXM show, shared on YouTube on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
“Colin Kaepernick… he’s insane,” Kelley said on The Megyn Kelly Show. “This is a racist guy. He really is a racist guy and he hates our country. He hates America.”
“It’s just another day that Netflix gives this guy his own special,” she added. “And I’m like ‘well, I guess it’s going to be about how racist America is.’ Turns out it’s how racist Colin Kaepernick is.”
“Who made him show up to the NFL Combine?” the former Fox News host said. “To compare that willing and usually dream come true moment for an NFL football player to slavery? How does this wind up on Netflix?”
In addressing Kaepernick’s comments about players being searched for “defects,” she added a dismissive retort, saying, “Well duh. Isn’t that important to know? If there is a defect?”
Quickly, her rhetoric delved into how much the former San Francisco 49ers QB made during his professional career. “[Comparing] $43 million to being a slave is a real F-you America moment and I think it’s an F-you Colin Kaepernick moment.”
“I can’t believe somebody at Netflix didn’t get up and walk their a**es out over this bulls*** propaganda about our country, the NFL, white people in general. This is outrageous.”
Netflix and Colin Kaepernick have yet to respond to Megyn Kelly’s comments.