Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick did not look like himself in a fundraising email that was sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The message included a picture of Kaepernick that appeared noticeably altered to make his skin darker, an attack ad tactic that has been used before and is considered by many as racist.
According to Yahoo’s report, one Democratic operative was disgusted by the image and had quite a bit to say on the matter.
“House Republicans are running on racism, plain and simple. It’s disgusting, it’s offensive and it should be fireable, but there’s no accountability in the Republican Party,” the operative explained.
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#RepublicanParty caught darkening #ColinKaepernick ’s skin for disparaging graphic — then lying about it The congressional arm of the Republican Party was caught posting a racist meme of NFL player Colin Kaepernick, and when asked about it, they got caught in a lie. White House correspondent, #HunterWalker caught the #NationalRepublicanCongressionalCommittee pushing out a disparaging meme of Kaepernick. While that’s hardly unheard of from right-wing hate groups and individuals, the #NRCC took the extra step to darken Kaepernick’s skin. House #Republicans are running on #racism , plain and simple. It’s disgusting, it’s offensive and it should be fireable, but there’s no accountability in the Republican Party,” a Democratic operative said. When given the opportunity to clean up the public relations disaster, the NRCC then lied about it. “The photo was not darkened,” said NRCC communications director Chris Pack. *Whelp. Who are you going to believe? The #GOP or Your Lying Eyes? 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨
Pictures of President Trump and Kaepernick appear side-by-side in the message.
The photo of Kaepernick appears to have been altered to make his skin several shades darker than it is in original copies of the image. In an email to Yahoo News, NRCC communications director Chris Pack insisted, “The photo was not darkened.”
Spokespeople for Kaepernick did not immediately respond to requests for comment on this story.
Somehow Kaepernick can’t stay out of the news. The guy hasn’t played professional sports in years.
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