After a large amount of backlash, Fox Sports 1 will not be airing a sketch featuring Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid as Colin Kaepernick. Many people spoke out against the sketch that was set to air on sports commentator Jason Whitlock’s show, calling it a mockery on a serious topic. Since the initial Tweet teasing the upcoming sketch, both Whitlock and Reid have received unflattering responses.
The blowback—and there was a lot of it—was immediate toward what appeared to be the latest instance of Whitlock mocking Colin Kaepernick’s activism and race consciousness. (As TMZ later revealed in a post about the sketch—All Takes Matter often features sketches that nobody but Whitlock would find funny—the person playing Kaepernick was Christopher Reid, also known as Kid from Kid ‘n Play.) Fortunately for those who were offended by Whitlock’s tweet, the skit in question will never see the light of day. A source familiar with the situation tells us that the producers of Whitlock’s show made a collective decision to spike the segment because it didn’t meet their standards.