Citizen of the Year.
In his continued mission to exemplify freedom of expression and the right to resist, National Football League player Colin Kaepernick takes over the latest edition of GQ Magazine in being crowned the publication's 2017 Citizen Of The Year.
Talk show host Stephen Colbert and actress Gal Gadot, the star of the blockbuster movie "Wonder Woman", also made the list.
According to GQ, Kap agreed to be on the cover through a collaboration with the magazine to salute those who are inspiring change. He helped us assemble a ten-person team of his closest confidants-including rapper J.Cole, director Ava DuVernay, activist Harry Belafonte, and Women's March co-organizer Linda Sarsour-to speak on the subjects of activism, protest, and equality, and to offer some rare insights into Colin Kaepernick himself.
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Niners linebacker Eric Reid, who joined Kaepernick past year in his protest and has continued to kneel during the national anthem this season, was one of the individuals who spoke to GQ about his former teammate. It has helped his story go around the world. Rather, they spoke to those around him to get their story on the man who has single-handedly altered the NFL's political landscape. "In our many conversations with Colin about this project, we discussed the history of athletes and civil rights, and the indelible moments it called to mind, and we decided that we'd use photography - the power of imagery and iconography - to do the talking".
As the editors stated, Kaepernick doesn't say much in public these days.
Kaepernick tweeted Monday morning that he was "honored" to be chosen.