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Explaining Herschel Walker's Influencer Son, Christian Walker, to Millennials and Gen X'ers

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | July 14, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | July 14, 2022 |


I’m wading here into territory I don’t completely understand, but from what I gather, Christian Walker — the son of Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker — is an “influencer,” whatever that means these days. He’s got half a million Insta followers, and 250K Twitter followers, and apparently, they like him?

I don’t know how you make a living from this, but yesterday, he went to a Starbucks drive-thru line and harassed a barista for having Pride flags up and not American flags. I only knew this in the context of musician/dancer Kehlani, who just happened to be ahead of him in the Starbucks line and warned the barista that there was an asshole behind her. Christian Walker didn’t take kindly to being called an asshole, got out of his car, and started berating Kehlani. He posted it to Twitter thinking it made him look good?

Now, this was my first introduction to Christian Walker, only you can’t see Walker in the video. Look: We all walk different paths, and stereotyping is bad, and no one should be labeled or put into a box, and shame on me because this guy is definitely not who I expected when I thought of the son of an NFL player ranting about American flags.

This rant kind of broke my old-ass Gex X’er brain.

And again, books and covers and all that, but this twisted my brain into a pretzel in the same way that watching a man shoot a shotgun while celebrating his freedom from England and, uh, Delta Dental while wearing … Daisy Dukes did.

So, I took a quick tour of Christain Walker’s Twitter account, and Wow! does this guy hate Pride Month.

And I know what y’all are thinking, but I think this clears it up … ?

So, he’s not gay, he’s attracted to men, he hates Pride month, he berated a Starbucks employee but also believes that you should be kind to service workers.

I know that it recently came to our attention that his father had three children he abandoned, didn’t tell anyone about, and at least in one case, had to be forced through a paternity test to pay child support. That’s interesting!

Truly, all of this has been a valuable lesson about Gen Z. I think the take home is this: Politics and identity don’t always align the way we’ve been taught, and no one should understand this more than I. Also, there’s a lot of social media clout in hypocrisy.