Christopher "Kid" Reid asserts that He Was not Trying To disrespect Colin Kaepernick
The Kid 'n Play at the addresses of the members of his participation in the controversial scene with FS1's Jason Whitlock.
Christopher "Kid" Reid has finally responded to the controversy by his interpretation of the former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick. In a post on Facebook, the Kid 'n Play member headed to his participation in an unaired scene with Fox Sports 1 Jason Whitlock, an outspoken critic of Kaepernick.
"Let me address the elephant in the room (and no, I am not referring to Whitlock)," he wrote. "Look, I'm going to get-take a picture with Jason Whitlock is like taking a picture with Samuel L. Jackson in 'Django'-the majority of people might be perplexed by this law and others litty on you and call you a 'coon', 'sold', or even worse. These are the pitfalls of public life. I agree."
Reid said that he had no intention of showing disrespect to Kaepernick, who has been unable to get a job in the NFL after his 2016 protest of the national anthem.
"Let me be clear: the skit and the picture were not intended for the lack of respect for Colin message or political stance," he continued. "Rather, we wanted to spoof the media's treatment of him and the circus that has been created. I understand that Whitlock has been a strong critic of Colin so the optics of the photo has me crazy looking for. But anyone who knows me knows where I stand on Colin Kaepernick-exactly where it is located. Being born and raised in new york I grew up watching and reading about dozens of acts of police brutality. And in the same way we know the names of Tamir Rice, Philando Castilla and Michael Brown today, I grew up knowing that the same fate that had come to Eleanor Bumpurs, Amadou Diallo, and Abner Louima. Unfortunately, little has changed."
Kid crowned his explanation, noting that he has built friendships with polarize people, but now realizes that the "danger of the optics without proper explanation."
"Over the years I've picked up my fair share of controversy friends," he wrote. "People like Bill Maher, Charlemagne tha God, and a whole host of ra