Too Famous to Protest: Far-Right Online Community Bonding Over Collective Desecration of Colin Kaepernick, Fame, and Celebrity Activism

@article{Duvall2020TooFT,
  title={Too Famous to Protest: Far-Right Online Community Bonding Over Collective Desecration of Colin Kaepernick, Fame, and Celebrity Activism},
  author={Spring-Serenity Duvall},
  journal={Journal of Communication Inquiry},
  year={2020},
  volume={44},
  pages={256 - 278}
}
  • Spring-Serenity Duvall
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Communication Inquiry
  • In 2016, National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a high-profile protest of police brutality and mass incarceration that prompted outrage among far-right communities and media. Given the prominence and significance of Kaepernick’s protest, it is vital to study the far-right social media backlash that propelled boycotts of the NFL, drove news cycles, and positioned celebrity athletes as too privileged to protest oppression. My research is grounded in celebrity studies… CONTINUE READING
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