Colin Kaepernick seems to think Michael Vick’s suggestion that he cut his hair is an indication the former Atlanta Falcon quarterback suffers from Stockholm syndrome and that idea has Jason Whitlock fired up.
The free-agent quarterback posted the definition of the condition on Tuesday, July 18, following Vick’s Monday appearance on FS1’s “Speak For Yourself,” co-hosted by Whitlock.
According to Kaepernick’s screenshot, Stockholm syndrome “usually happens because the victim sees the smallest act of decent behavior as an extracted event which makes them see their captors as essentially good.”
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 18, 2017
“We’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said of Kaepernick getting rid of his afro on “Speak For Yourself” Monday, July 17. “Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut.”
Many applauded Kaepernick’s subtweet.
also known as Uncle Tom Syndrome pic.twitter.com/QRvnLwtQE2
— Kwani Lunis (@KwaniALunis) July 18, 2017
— fran c-137 (@fgarlands) July 18, 2017
He’s NOT going to be disrespected & he refuses to stay silent 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/pYkjQUTW5X
— GooglerInChief (@mill0x0) July 18, 2017
It’s still funny to me that Mike Vick of all people think cutting your hair is gonna change how some white people view and treat you. pic.twitter.com/srnMNP39zm
— DeMarko Gage 🙂 (@DeMarko_Gage) July 18, 2017
Humming “don’t touch my hair” as I read this. pic.twitter.com/WRyb8imCoC
— Lecrae (@lecrae) July 18, 2017
Meanwhile, Vick responded by clarifying his remarks and said he was not being malicious.
— Michael Vick (@MichaelVick) July 18, 2017
But one person who wasn’t a fan of the subtweet was Whitlock.
“It’s needlessly adversarial,” the “Speak For Yourself” co-host says Tuesday. “It’s ‘I’m putting my fingers in my ear and anybody that criticizes me or gives me any advice I don’t like, they’re idiots and they’re sellouts and they’re captors of the white man.’
“Maybe the dude that was raised by a lovely white couple, maybe he’s got Stockholm syndrome,” Whitlock adds. “Maybe he’s the one whose been captured and brainwashed.”