Turns out Kaepernick had a totally different take on July 4th in 2011, when Obama was President

Yesterday, activist and former NFL player Colin Kaepernick sparked controversy with a provocative July 4th message, bashing the holiday.

Kaepernick tweeted a video along with the message:

Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.


However, as YouTube star Mark Dice pointed out, Kaepernick had a very different take on July 4th in 2011 when Obama was President.

July 4th 2011, Kaepernick simply tweeted

“Happy 4th of july everyone I hope everyone has a blessed day.”

Of course, people change and evolve over time, but the stark contrast is still quite stunning.

Meanwhile, several Twitter users were not impressed with Kaepernick’s message and fired back.

“If this counts as being “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” where may I sign up for some of that?”

“You wore a Fidel Castro shirt and spoke positively about him. He brutalized, terrorized, stole from and murdered innocent Cubans. You aren’t a hero, you’re a hypocrite. You don’t seek equality and peace, you seek revenge and division.”

“Is this the official view of @Nike?”

We literally had a African American as PRESIDENT for 8 yrs.

“Did you tweet that from your 15 bedroom mansion from all the millions you made from being a horrible QB?

This country is so unfair.”