Not The Onion: GQ names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

Not The Onion: GQ names Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

When Glamour magazine names Maxine “Stay Woke” Waters “Woman of the Year” in recognition of her tireless efforts to impeach the president of the United States, nothing is beyond the realm of possibility any longer.

It’s hard, therefore, to be surprised when Gentleman’s Quarterly, that arbiter of taste, names Colin Kaepernick the “Citizen of the Year.”

Think about that for a minute. The honor being bestowed here is not just man of the year, but citizen of the year. Part of the oath taken by refugees seeking to become naturalized citizens of the United States is to “support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign” and “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” [Emphasis added]

As citizens-to-be take this pledge, they stand facing the flag with their hands on their hearts.

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Could GQ have been any more wrongheaded in its selection of an American who embodied these principles? Here is a man who has not only blatantly refused to show allegiance to the flag and all it represents but to foment a movement of likeminded (and I use the word minded reservedly) dissidents.

If GQ’s naming of Kaepernick isn’t already silly enough, consider his reaction to it:

He’s honored?! He’s all but renounced his citizenship, and he’s honored to be named citizen of the year?

If this stunt on the part of GQ reveals anything, it is that the magazine dislikes the U.S. almost as much as Kaepernick.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.