We told you Monday that many a wypipo was big mad over Colin Kaepernick’s selection as GQ’s Citizen of the Year for 2017, but arguably no one was saltier than ex-ESPN reporter and tow truck victims’ advocate Britt McHenry.
Perhaps because she’s got a lot more time on her hands now, McHenry hosed Twitter with white tears over Kaepernick’s recognition.
McHenry whined about Kaepernick winning the Citizen of the Year award after he wore socks with cartoon pigs wearing police hats (wonder how many innocent people those cartoon pigs have shot this year), wore a Fidel Castro shirt in Miami (because she’s a champion of Cuban people) and sued the NFL for collusion.
“Serve in the US military...nothing,” continued McHenry. “What a joke, GQ.”
But she didn’t leave it at that. Naturally, McHenry had the perfect white alternative to Kaepernick: the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt. “JJ Watt raised $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims,” McHenry wrote.
King Becky was so salty (and so thirsty for those racist retweets), she pinned that particular million-dollar thought to her page.
But, lest she seem too outright racist, McHenry suggested that Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins and Miami Dolphin Kenny Stills would make better choices for Citizen of the Year for their work meeting with lawmakers and police in their communities.
Never mind that Jenkins himself, when talking about the widespread protests by NFL players during the national anthem, told reporters that he hopes “[Kaepernick] feels proud of what he started and … what he’s sacrificed since and what took a lot of courage to really ignite. I hope he’s proud of where that’s gone.”
But, of course, who cares about what the black people you’re citing for your little example actually think?
Conveniently lost on Cardinal Becky was the fact that, unlike the examples she listed, Kaepernick paid the price for his commitment to black lives and social justice issues. Despite starting a movement that has become accepted, however reluctantly, by NFL owners, he is still without a job. Still, Kaepernick continues to donate to charities and causes around the world, including aiding Somalis suffering from famine, and founded Know Your Rights, a campaign aimed at empowering youths and promoting better interaction with law enforcement.
And what has McHenry done?
McHenry would probably do well to remember her own track record of outstanding citizenship. The former ESPN reporter was among many laid off earlier this year—a decision Beckyzilla chalks up to her conservative views—but had landed in hot water with the company two years ago, thanks to surveillance video that caught her berating a tow-company worker.
Here are some highlights from that reel, courtesy of NPR:
“I’m in the news sweetheart. I will ******* sue this place.”
“That’s why I have a degree and you don’t.”
“I wouldn’t work at a scumbag place like this. Makes my skin crawl even being here.”
“Do you feel good about your job? So, I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?”
“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?”
“Lose some weight, baby girl.”
As Tomi Lahren can demonstrate, criticizing Kaepernick is a great career boost for Beckys, so we can understand that McHenry may want to cash in on bashing the former quarterback. But, with all due disrespect, I’ll be taking my advice on citizenship and good character from someone else.