Colin Kaepernick and Megyn Kelly Spar Over Soleimani Killing

Former 49er Colin Kaepernick and former Fox News host Megyn Kelly have both been in the news recently. The quarterback held a workout for NFL teams that did not result in a contract. Kelly was portrayed by Charlize Theron in the movie, Bombshell, which concerned the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News.

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And over the weekend, both figures opined on the recent United States military operation that killed Qasem Soleimani. Kaepernick tweeted that the US victimizes black and brown people home and abroad. Kelly replied that the quarterback makes everything about race.

On Saturday, Kaepernick tweeted, “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”

The quarterback continued, “America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.”

Kelly responded to Kaepernick, “Because everything is racist. Everything. Even fighting back against terrorists who kill Americans. Nike, feeling proud?”

The former Fox News host has a long history of making racially insensitive comments She was fired from her NBC show for defending blackface.

In 2015, she said of the black community, “there’s also culture that develops, where it’s anti — it’s them versus us, it’s anti-cop. It’s sort of — people have called it the ‘thug mentality,’ and that’s a controversial term. But that it’s cool to sort of hate the cops, and hang out – and be somebody who doesn’t necessarily prize being there for your family, and so on. And how do you reverse that?”

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