Mariah Carey's Photo With Colin Kaepernick Sparks Mixed Reactions From Fans

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Mariah Carey leaves Sant Ambroeus in the West Village on November 19, 2018 in New York City.

Mariah Carey was all smiles in a recent Instagram post with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, sparking a plethora of reactions from fans on Tuesday, (Nov. 20.)

"Such an honor to meet @kaepernick7 today," the 48-year-old singer captioned the photo. Carey and Kaepernick are both grinning, wide-eyed, as they stand next to each other in the photo. 

The 31-year-old former NFL star became a controversial figure in 2016 after kneeling during the NFL's pre-game national anthem, in protest of police brutality and injustices towards people of color. Soon after, many NFL players followed with their own similar silent protests that season.

Fans took to social media to express their varying opinions on Carey's photo with Kaepernick, flooding her Instagram comments section with strongly polarized messages. 

Check out some of the reactions below.