New details about Whitlock's questionable Kaepernick skit.
Fox Sports 1's Jason Whitlock received backlash from all corners of the internet yesterday after he posted a photo which appeared to show a white man impersonating Colin Kaepernick as part of a skit on his new show. However, according to TMZ, the man who was dressed up as the fake Kaepernick is actually Christopher Reid, aka Kid from Kid 'n Play.
The skit has yet to air, but you can check out the tweet in question below.
Great to have Kap stop by the studio today. pic.twitter.com/2UPuyCdWdK— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) September 6, 2017
Whitlock has always been outspoken in his stance against Colin Kaepernick so it's not surprising that he jumped at an opportunity to mock the free agent quarterback, but Fox Sports 1 was also criticized for allowing the skit to be filmed in the first place. Shannon Sharpe, who is also employed by Fox Sports 1, was one of the many who called out Whitlock, and said he is going to address it with the head of Fox Sports.
Jason Whitlock allowed the photo of Christopher Reid posing as Colin Kaepernick to marinate on social media for more than 12 hours before he tweeted a response in regards to the backlash he received.
I remember the good-old days when people sought real information before feigning outrage in a publication or publicly. #FakeNews— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) September 6, 2017
Take a look at some of the other reactions to Whitlock's Kaepernick skit below.
Trey Songz (@TreySongz) September 6, 2017
😭😭😭 U FUCKIN MUFFINHEAD BASTARD EVEN I DIDNT THINK U COULD GET THIS TRIDDASH I STILL WANNA BITE UR HEAD THO WHICH IM SURE IS FULL OF NOUGAT https://t.co/RRpzgVnEAZ— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) September 6, 2017
I totally denounce his skit. Hopefully we can discuss tomorrow https://t.co/a8qWh0aTYJ— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 6, 2017
Fkk is up with dude?! https://t.co/TxIOpE6cEW— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) September 6, 2017
Before Jason Whitlock sold his soul for money at Fox, before he hated Black Lives Matter & Colin Kaepernick, dude was my biggest fan. https://t.co/UfweQ1mKvN— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 6, 2017
Jason Whitlock's obsession with Colin Kaepernick is so strange. Hes more upset than racist white people.— Hak33m 🇳🇬 (@PrinceHAK33M) September 6, 2017
Jason Whitlock's Kaepernick Impersonator Is Kid from 'Kid 'n Play' https://t.co/q2iDh0P85q— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) September 6, 2017