Singer Mariah Carey has sarcastically hit out at the NFL’s social justice campaign by calling the Super Bowl Sunday, “Colin Kaepernick Appreciation Day”.
Following the NFL’s pre-halftime ad announcing the expenditure of $250 million for more social justice causes, Carey quickly jumped on Twitter to bring Kaepernick into the discussion:
Brietbart reports: Carey’s tweet comes on top of a message posted by former ESPN commentator Jemele Hill who railed against the league for “forgetting” to mention Colin Kaepernick during its social justice ad.
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In that Inspire Change commercial, the NFL forgot to show the part where they blackballed Colin Kaepernick, have only 3 black NFL head coaches and no majority black ownership,” Hill wrote right after the ad aired.
For her part, Carey has been a supporter of the former San Francisco 49er quarterback. Back in 2018, for instance, Carey took a meeting with Kaepernick. Afterward, she posted an image of the pair to Instagram with a caption telling fans that it was an “honor” to meet the left-wing former NFL player.
Carey’s photo brought mixed reactions from her fans, though, as many denounced her for meeting with the man responsible for popularizing the act of protesting against the country during the national anthem.
The five-time Grammy Award-winner has often indulged political proclamations. For example, last year the “We Belong Together” singer was thrilled to meet with Hillary Clinton who Carey called “President Clinton.”