Kid ‘n Play Member Says He Did Not Intend to Disrespect Colin Kaepernick’s Message With Controversial Photo
Kid 'n Play member, Kid, drew a myriad of side eyes after he appeared on Jason Whitlock's FS1 segment impersonating Colin Kaepernick. But now the early 1990's MC is saying he meant no disrespect by his actions.
The uproar started two weeks ago when Whitlock, who is a known critic of Kaepernick's National Anthem protest, posted a picture of what then appeared to be a White man donning an afro, fake Black fist and Kaepernick jersey. "Great to have Kap stop by the studio today," Whitlock captioned the pic on Twitter. It turns out, it was actually Kid, whose real name is Christopher Reid, dressed up as the former NFL quarterback.
After being silent, Reid has finally decided to speak on the matter. Taking to Facebook, he typed up a lengthy statement where he addressed his stance. "Let me address the elephant in the room (and no, I don’t mean Whitlock)…let me be clear: the skit and photo were not meant to disrespect Colin’s message or political stance," he wrote. "Rather, we wanted to spoof the media’s treatment of him and the circus that has been created. I understand that Whitlock has been a vocal critic of Colin so the optics of the photo have got me looking crazy. Anyone who knows me knows where I stand on Colin Kaepernick — exactly where he stands.”
Read Kid's Facebook post in its entirety below.
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