Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

“There are still people out there who are like, ‘Yeah, but if you take down the statues, how will people learn their history? These statues are about history.’ Read a book, [expletive]. That is how you learn history. No one really thinks that these statues are teaching anybody history. The bubonic plague was a major event in history — we don’t go around and put up statues of rats.” — TREVOR NOAH

“These statutes celebrate some of the worst ideas in human history, yet there are many people across America and in Britain who are upset about these statues coming down. So if it’s monument to bad ideas that these people want, we have come up with some that are far less hurtful, harmful and upsetting. For example, they could build a monument to the universally unloved ‘Star Wars’ character Jar Jar Binks, or the perplexing artwork that is Ben Affleck’s back tattoo. Is it a dragon? Is it a fish? No one knows. We just know it’s probably a bad idea.” — JAMES CORDEN

“L.A. is showing up to march, which is encouraging. Do you know how hard it is to get people to walk in L.A.? In Hollywood, activism usually means wearing a lapel pin to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“They had a moment of silence at a NASCAR event this weekend, which was remarkable, and there are demonstrations now all over the world. In Bristol, England, they tore down a statue of a slave trader named Edward Colston who is posed like he’s worried someone might notice there’s a statue of a slave trader named Edward Colston in town.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“It’s nice to see the N.F.L. say this, don’t get me wrong, but I hope that Goodell and everyone at the N.F.L. are actually going to look at doing things. Because every other industry, you know, they have to prove their commitment by hiring thousands of new black people. The N.F.L.’s just got to hire one.” — TREVOR NOAH

“That’s right, the N.F.L. feels so badly that they’re this close to scheduling another fake workout for Colin Kaepernick. Here’s a fun fact: I just said Colin Kaepernick’s name one more time than Roger Goodell did.” — JIMMY FALLON


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