Rapper Snoop Dogg didn't give controversial San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick any benefit of the doubt for his comments about the "good side" of the brutal communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. In an interview on Fox Sports' "Skip and Shannon," the popular rap star agreed with Shannon Sharpe's long critique of Colin Kaepernick, calling him a hypocrite.
Watch below starting at about the 2:40 minute mark:
Sharpe was especially critical of Kaepernick in light of all the Cubans who have fled the authoritarian communist government and those who perished fighting for freedom. Here's part of Sharpe's comment:
He got a lot of blowback this weekend for Castro. And a lot of people have compared Castro to Stalin and Hitler and Mussolini and Pinochét in Chilé. I get part of it because he says, "He did so much for Black Cubans," but you can't say because he did something for one and then gloss over what he did to the other. Because he and his regime killed a lot of people — people died trying to leave the island of Cuba. They're still dying trying to leave, so if it's that good, why are people dying ... to leave?!
Snoop Dogg followed up by calling Kaepernick a hypocrite for criticizing America when Castro had done much worse to his own people. He finished up by basically telling Kaepernick to shut up about Cuba:
And I don't even understand the Cuban thing, so let me not speak on something I'm not really aware of because now I look bad when I say something and I think that I'm representing positive but now the whole community is really mad at me for saying something I don't really have no knowledge (of).
Pretty surprising criticism given that both Mr. Dogg and Sharpe basically agree with the "revolutionary" stance of Kaepernick about racism in America, but the praise of murderous despots has a way of dragging rational people back to reality.