Even for 2020, that’s a very 2020 headline, baby.
Having been canceled for several years by the NFL and then rapidly and surprisingly un-canceled amid the national protests over George Floyd’s killing, this dude can now effectively be as radical as he wants without fear of being canceled again. It’s almost a punchline that a media company which famously markets itself to kids and has been known for decades as a byword for wholesome entertainment would lock him down to a production deal within 48 hours of him rhetorically wiping his ass with the American flag on July 4.
This tweet also serves as a reminder that Kaepernick the activist has been reimagined to some degree over the past few years. His most famous political demonstration, kneeling during the national anthem, was aimed at the specific issue of police brutality but that issue doesn’t represent the universe of his activism. This is a guy who’s not above defending Castro, remember. I’m excited to see what new political bon mots he’ll gift Disney with once he’s back in the league and speaking regularly to reporters again.