Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Colin Kaepernick Channels Black Revolutionaries

By now Colin Kaepernick is a name almost all Americans are familiar with, regardless of his or her interest in Football. Ever since he eloquently voiced his displeasure with the American justice system and his rationale behind taking a knee during the national anthem, Kaepernick undoubtedly became the world's most interesting person culminating with GQ naming him the Citizen of the Year. The cover is a stark contrast to his previous feature as the athelete turned activist uses the shoot to embody past revolutionary individuals of the African American community.
GQ 2013 Issue
The new cover features no smile, a serious scowl and the athlete dressed in all black with an afro to match. The Black Panther Party, founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Sealea, quickly comes to mind. The BPP, famous for its ten point program and forming a community watch set on policing the police during the late 60s.

Kaepernick is also
photographed channeling the essence of Muhammad Ali. Ali, among many great
achievements and moments, like Kaepernick famously challenged the injustices of his time and protested the Vietnam war resulting in his arrest for draft evasion. Aside from a passion for civil rights and liberties both share a fondness for children and helping those in need.
GQ 2017

If there is anyone who deserves to be namdd Citizen it is Kaepernick who continues to act selflessly. Despite remaining unsigned to any NFL team Kaepernick has not let the league's missed opportunity slow his momentum of calling for social justice reform and continuing to help communities of color. Landing his second cover of GQ in only a sign of the greatness he has in store for the world.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey Deflects Pedophilia

Actor Anthony Rapp, besr known for his role in the original casting of the stage play Rent, has accused fellow actor Kevin Spacys of sexually assaulting him when Rapp was a 14 year old. Rapp reveals that Spacey, "picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me.” At the time Spacey was 26.

Unlike fellow alleged sexual predators, Harvey Winestine and Mark Halperin, Spacey was quick to respond the allegations in a way no one would have guessed. Posting to his twitter account: 

Beneath his thin veiled apology is also an excuse, and instead of assuming his responsibility in the role he blames it on drunken behavior. Even more unfortunate Spacey choose this instance to finally address his long rumoured sexuality of being gay. He is, but unfortunately he didn't get the memo that there's no correlation in pedophilia and homosexuality and many were quick to call out Spacey and his attempt to muddy the two.

Since the news first broke about Weinstein and his assault of numerous Hollywood actresses, many men and women have come forward with their personal encounters with Hollywood predators. The time is now yo hold these men accountable for what and who they are and there's no amount of drunken behavior to justify it. Looking at you Kevin Spacey. In the means time Netflix has been quick to respond to and condemn the allegations and apology with the canceling of Spaceys series House of Cards.