While 2017 may be coming to a close, Colin Kaepernick continues to have a monumental year as he racks up accolades for his selfless activism. On Tuesday night (Dec. 5), the former 49ers quarterback was honored with Sport Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for his decision to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality.
While that shouldn't have come as a surprise, what did was none other than Beyoncé presenting the woke free-agent quarterback with the prestigious award. The Lemonade singer's guest appearance, however, appears to have ruffled the feathers of tone-deaf political commentator Tomi Lahren.
Upon presenting Kaep with the prestigious honor, Bey gave a riveting speech praising the athlete. "It feels so good to be here on such a special night of appreciation," the singer said after taking the stage. "Thank you, Colin Kaepernick."
"Thank you for your selfless heart and your conviction," she continued. "Thank you for your personal sacrifice. Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion — only hope to change the world for the better, to change perception, to change the way we treated each other, especially people of color."
Photos of the duo instantly set social media ablaze as they began making their rounds online, with many fans singing their praises. But, it didn't take too long for Lahren to catch wind of Bey's speech and add her two cents. "Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a 'legacy' award," she wrote.
"This is how far we’ve fallen" she continued. "Wow."
Police-hating Beyoncé presents police and America-hating Kappy with a “legacy” award. This is how far we’ve fallen. Wow. pic.twitter.com/KIe6IqEQey— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 6, 2017
After criticizing Kaep on Thanksgiving Day, one would imagine that Lahren had learned her lesson about subtweeting. But perhaps unleashing the wrath of the BeyHive should do the trick. Shortly after Lahren's critique of Bey went viral, swarms of fans sent off a barrage of tweets aimed at the TV host.
Take a look the BeyHive ruthlessly checking Tomi Lahren for her comments below.
The Beyoncé jealousy is real. 😂 Perhaps because she is a beautiful, successful, talented woman and isn't on her parent's insurance?— Marcella (@marcellalaluna) December 6, 2017
I feel like @TomiLahren needs to stfu and stop talking about our queen @Beyonce cause every time she do we always dragging her for the mess cause she is full of 💩 and always bringing ppl down base off her low self esteem— 👑kvng.realist👑 (@tyrrel_shockey) December 6, 2017
Good to see you're drinking all of the #FauxNews Kool-aid these days. Beyonce & Kaepernick have been very clear that they respect the police. What they protest is the continued racial inequality & unjustified homicides of black men and women at the hands of too many officers.— Jon Day (@_jonday) December 6, 2017
Girl YOU are the problem. When did Beyoncé say she hated the police??? And when did Kap say he hated America? What I see is two beautiful and courageous people who are standing up to the injustices in America!!!!!— Tiners (@TiannaLewis5) December 6, 2017
Tomi Lahren when she sees Beyoncé presents Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. pic.twitter.com/iRegHkpoNK— Ri Fingal (@RiFingal) December 6, 2017
Listen Timmy don't be upset that Beyoncè has more beauty and class in one of her extensions than you have ever had. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝👑🐝— Andriel Stewart (@_driel4real) December 6, 2017
Why is this non top lip having bitch @TomiLahren mad @ Beyoncé?— GRAMMYs So WHITE (@BeyonceStanBish) December 6, 2017
You know damn good & well you don't believe Beyoncé or Kaep hate Police or USA. You have an audience to please, but you are being so irresponsible with your voice for the sake of a check. You are a very sad individual! Tammy, God is Watching!— BeyonceFukdMe (@BeyonceFukdMe) December 6, 2017
1. 🗣 Keep Beyoncé’s name OUT YOUR MOUTH. 🗣 2. This attention seeking objective you have is TIRED and you need to find another hobby. Your opinion on these matters is invalid and unsubstantiated. pic.twitter.com/HWWb0ZjGGo— Tevin J (@TJ_IV) December 6, 2017
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