America’s most infamous anthem-kneeler appears poised to take over the world of entertainment. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick just announced that he signed a partnership with Disney. While Netflix recently announced they are creating a scripted six-episode series about Kaepernick’s life growing up.
Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney
Kaepernick took to social media on Monday to announce that he has officially signed a partnership with Disney.
The 32 year-old former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted:
I am excited for this partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers & producers. I look forward to sharing culturally impactful and inspiring projects. https://t.co/MXidGoWXNZ
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 6, 2020
Fox News reported that this deal will allow content created by Kaepernick to be distributed across all Disney platforms which include ESPN, Hulu, The Undefeated, Pixar, and The Walt Disney Co.
Bob Iger, Disney’s executive chairman, said that his company is “committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters.”
“Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration.”
First Project Of The Deal
The first project from this deal is set to be an ESPN docuseries. It will tell the story of the last five years of Kaepernick’s life. One of the producers of this docuseries is former ESPN reporter Jemele Hill. She was an outspoken supporter of Kaepernick’s protests that saw him taking a knee during the national anthem.
“Developing exceptional storytelling told through a wide array of voices is at the core of who we are at ESPN,” ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro said in a statement. “Colin has had a singular path as both an athlete and an activist, and as the nation continues to confront racism and social injustice, it feels particularly relevant to hear Colin’s voice on his evolution and motivations.”
Netflix Announces Colin Kaepernick Series
Last week, Netflix announced plans to launch a series called “Colin in Black & White.” The streaming service described it as a scripted limited series that will focus on Kaepernick’s “formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.”
Kaepernick has teamed up with Hollywood director Ava DuVernay to produce the show for Netflix.
He would grow up to play in the Super Bowl and realize you never stop fighting for your dreams.
She would grow up to tell stories that matter to millions.
— Netflix (@netflix) June 29, 2020
For the millions of us who still love America, it is disturbing to see the amount of power that Kaepernick is being given in the entertainment world. Especially given his Hollywood success was built on the back of disrespect to our flag by kneeling during the anthem.
His deal with Disney is particularly sickening. It will undoubtedly give him the ability to shape the minds of the next generation into adopting his radical anti-America ideologies.
Of course, not everyone is thrilled with the Kaepernick-Disney deal:
LOL. Disney was so impressed with Nike losing $790 million, they just signed Colin Kaepernick.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) July 6, 2020
Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike, last week he signed a deal with Netflix, today he announced a partnership with Disney
Nike, Netflix, and Disney are three of the largest companies in America by revenue
Remind me again how "oppressed" he is?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 6, 2020
Colin Kaepernick deserved all of the backlash he received for his anthem-kneeling protests and then some.
The fact that he has now become a Hollywood darling who is set to rake in millions from the entertainment world is a nauseating reminder of how far our society has fallen in recent years.