Britt McHenry is taking a stand towards GQ naming Colin Kaepernick its “Citizen of the Year” for taking a knee.
The former ESPN reporter bashed GQ and Kaepenerick on Twitter Monday shortly after the journal introduced it could be honoring the polarizing quarterback.
“Wear socks depicting police officers as pigs; wear Fidel Castro as a fashion statement IN MIAMI; sue NFL for collusion when gf compares owners to slave owners…Win Citizen of the Year. Serve in the US military…nothing. What a joke, GQ. #Kaepernick,” McHenry wrote.
McHenry has steadily criticized Kaepernick for initiating the nationwide anthem protest motion.
McHenry was one in every of 100 ESPN workers let go by the community in late April. The recognizable spors reporter later stated she believed her conservative views had one thing to do together with her firing.
Since being let go by ESPN, McHenry has steadily appeared as a visitor on Fox News.
ATLANTA, GA – MAY 22: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry watches the motion on the court docket earlier than Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or utilizing this , consumer is consenting to the phrases and circumstances of the Getty Images Licensing Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT – JUNE 16: Former Major League Baseball participant Pete Rose poses for a photograph with ESPN reporter Britt McHenry after an interview previous to managing the sport for the Bridgeport Bluefish towards the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 17: FILE, Britt McHenry, ABC7 weekend sports activities anchor, has enjoyable within the sweet apple Cadillac XTS 2013 (Cadillac was a sponsor and the automotive was being raffled off); there have been additionally sweet apple drinks and a sweet bar, to not point out go-go dancers and fashions on pedestals, at Washington Life’s seventh Annual Young and the Guest List get together (YGL) held Monday December 17, 2012 at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. This is the magazines celebration of under-40 over-achievers in politics, media, enterprise, diplomacy, public service, sports activities, philanthropy, and the humanities. (Photo by Rebecca D’Angelo For the Washington Post)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 27: Editor in chief and writer of Capitol File Magazine Sarah Schaffer (L) and Britt McHenry attend Capitol File’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner after get together introduced by The Bipartisan Policy Center on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Capitol File Magazine)
ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry laughs with colleagues on the sidelines earlier than the sport between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots on September 20, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. New England defeats Buffalo 40-32. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
McHenry has additionally taken to Twitter to voice her conservative views. In current weeks McHenry has praised Donald Trump, insinuated Hillary Clinton “rigged” the Democratic National Convention and criticized Spurs coach Gregg Popovich for discussing politics in his interviews.
GQ stated they determined to honor Kaepernick as a consequence of his activism each on-and-off the sector.
“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 editors of GQ wrote.
Scenes from Thursday Night Football’s nationwide anthem
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers broad receiver Randall Cobb (18), quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12), tight finish Richard Rodgers (82) and broad receiver Davante Adams (17) hyperlink arms throughout the National Anthem previous to their sport towards the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers followers cheer following the enjoying of the nationwide anthem previous to the sport towards the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; The Green Bay Packers hyperlink arms throughout the nationwide anthem previous to the sport towards the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Fans maintain up an American flag throughout nationwide anthem previous to the sport between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears gamers linked arms throughout the nationwide anthem previous to their sport towards the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) hyperlink arms with teammates throughout the nationwide anthem previous to their sport towards the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
McHenry later stated she does, in reality, perceive the underlying purpose behind the protests, however believes gamers equivalent to Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills have been extra worthy decisions.
“For those who think I don’t get the reason for protest you’re wrong,” McHenry wrote. “Eagles Malcolm Jenkins met with lawmakers to help community. Dolphins Kenny Stills met with Miami police. More examples of Citizen of the Year.”
McHenry additionally stated JJ Watt would have been a better option for Citizen of the Year Texans defensive finish raised greater than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey aid.
“JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims. 37 MILLION! But Kaepernick refused to stand for our national anthem (a year ago) and is Citizen of the Year. Right…,” McHenry wrote.
While McHenry praised Jenkins, Stills and Watt for his or her contributions off the sector, she did not acknowledge Kaepernick’s.
Since sitting, and later kneeling, throughout the nationwide anthem to carry consciousness to police brutality and racism, the previous 49ers quarterback has participated in volunteer work throughout the nation. Kaepernick has additionally donated $1 million plus all of the proceeds of his jersey gross sales from the 2016 season to “organizations working in oppressed communities” over the previous 12 months.
In addition, Kaepernick based “Know Your Rights Camp,” a youth marketing campaign which strives to boost consciousness concerning larger training, self-empowerment and tips on how to correctly work together with legislation enforcement.
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