On Tuesday, All Takes Matter co-host Jason Whitlock started an internet firestorm with this tweet:
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. The source added that Whitlock and Reid had only finished filming part of the skit, and that it had never been officially greenlit in the first place.
Whitlock, who spent a good chunk of yesterday morning playing dumb with people who were angry at him on Twitter, hasn’t tweeted in almost 24 hours.