AI Jesus Looks Like Colin Kaepernick
Some people are debating whether AI art will end the careers of tens of thousands of artists.
Others are losing their minds because an AI reconstruction of what Jesus Christ may have looked like . . .
. . . bears a resemblance to former NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick . . .
Pointing out this resemblance via the hellhole known as Twitter drew a quick half dozen white supremacist (or just one guy with sock puppets) who used their usual moronic memes and gifs to mock Kaepernick. One person said they were not racist — Kaepernick wasn’t playing in the NFL right now because he, and I quote, “Changed his tryout location.”
I checked and this situation would have occurred … five years ago.
When I was a kid, I remember the social controversy about Muhammad Ali changing his name from Cassius Clay being discussed among adults. I only recall his change of name being discussed, not his refusal to submit to the Vietnam War draft.
In April, 1967, Ali, Olympic Gold Medalist and heavyweight boxing champion, refused to enter the draft for the Vietnam War, saying, “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong.” Ali’s title was stripped, he was fined $10,000, banned from boxing for three years, and received a five-year prison sentence — which he fortunately never had to serve. After his famous fight with Joe Frazier in 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Ali’s conviction for draft evasion.
I was just a little kid during the Muhammad Ali draft controversy — I think maybe that situation was what my grandfather and his former friend from the Sheriff’s office were talking about while they were sitting on the front porch and I was riding my tricycle around nearby.
The other man used the “n-” word and my grandfather stood up suddenly, pointed at the road, and said, “Get the hell off my porch, ___________ You can’t use that type of language at my house.”
When Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem, this incident came into my mind.
I am an old woman now, not a little girl. My grandfather has been gone nearly fifty years.