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Nick Bosa’s appearance in the ad launching SKIMS new men’s underwear collection initially drew swoons from coast to coast.
The San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman and others appeared scantily clad in a photoshoot promoting Kim Kardashian’s signature clothing line. However, just hours after photos from the shoot were released, now-deleted tweets from Bosa’s account began to resurface.
The tweets, from 2016 and 2017, express Bosa’s seeming disdain for Beyonce and Colin Kaepernick, as well as his love for Donald Trump.
On April 29, 2016, Bosa tweeted “Beyonce’s music is complete trash”.
The post came just weeks after the superstar released her acclaimed album Lemonade. That award-winning album highlighted Beyonce’s family roots, her life journey and her experience as a Black woman living in America.
Nick Bosa addressed the tweet in an interview later. He said he wasn’t a fan of Beyonce because he felt she “makes everything political”.
A few months later, he took aim at another Black celebrity using their platform to speak truthfully about issues of racism in America.
On August 28, 2016, then 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem to protest the killing of unarmed Black men by police.
Three days later, Bosa took to Twitter again, writing “Kaepernick is a clown”.
Nick Bosa’s Twitter (X) account “scrubbed” of political posts prior to his entry into the 2019 draft.
During his time as a player at Ohio State University, Nick Bosa also used his Twitter platform to express his admiration for Donald Trump.
On July 7, 2017, Bosa quote-tweeted a video of Trump saying “Love this man”. Bosa frequently liked and amplified tweets from Trump during his presidency.
That continued until 2019, when much of the player’s social media was “scrubbed” by his agents in anticipation of the NFL draft.
Since then, the 26 year-old player has remained largely silent on Twitter. He’s not posted a new tweet on his official account since 2022.
In September of this year, Bosa signed a $170 million contract extension with the 49ers, paid out over five years.
Four weeks after Bosa signed his agreement, Beyonce wrapped her Renaissance world tour, which grossed $580 million in just five weeks.