Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by JD Heyes
Once again, a large American corporation has done something to alienate what is arguably the majority of American consumers by being completely tone-deaf and out-of-touch with a huge swath of the country.
A growing number of Americans are outraged by Nike’s decision to sign former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who initiated the disgraceful protests against police, our flag, and the military in 2016 that continue today, to a multi-million-dollar contract to become the ‘face’ of its newest ad campaign.
As such, there is a growing counter-protest taking shape in the form of a boycott against the company (under the hashtag #BoycottNike) that is spreading like wildfire across the country in response to the outrageous campaign which, as you might expect, is designed to be a slap in the face of every American who cherishes our traditions.
One counter-demonstrator who posted a video to Real.Video explained that despite Nike’s growing anti-Americanism through the years coupled with moving jobs for the manufacture of its overpriced sneakers out of the country, he has nevertheless continued to support the company.
But not anymore:
“This was the last straw for me,” he said. “I’m no longer purchasing anything Nike.” He went on to predict that the Kaepernick campaign “is going to be a major, major mistake.”
He may be onto something. As the boycott campaign kicked into high gear following the Labor Day holiday, shares of Nike stock tumbled on Wall Street, Breitbart News reported:
Shares of Nike were down by as much as 3 percent on Tuesday, after the sportswear giant chose anthem-kneeling activist Colin Kaepernick as the face for the 30th anniversary of its iconic “Just Do It” slogan.
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem, an anti-American political protest that sparked a backlash against the sport and sent ratings tumbling. Kaepernick also sported socks depicting police as pigs at team practices and wore t-shirts celebrating Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro.
Kaepernick’s supporters have lamely tried to claim that, hey, his protests are not‘anti-American,’ and in fact meant only to speak out against perceived racial injustices shown to blacks by a majority of police officers. (Related: Colin Kaepernick NOW helping to RAISE MONEY for a cop killer.)
His own statements countermand that argument and in fact, demonstrate that he believes pride in our country is automatically racist.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said after kneeling at an August 2016 pre-season game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
In addition to #BoycottNike, the hashtag #NikeBoycott is also trending on social media.
It’s not clear if the financial hit will be prolonged or not, but why a major corporation would once again choose to blatantly offend arguably a majority of customers and potential customers is baffling, given that a corporation’s main purpose is earning a profit and operating to the benefit of all shareholders.
Others are also taking up the Nike boycott cause, including some well-known people like John Rich of the country music duo Big & Rich. Shortly after the boycott campaign was announced he tweeted at Nike to remind them of Kaepernick’s insulting police socks.
Hey @Nike I guess you made @Kaepernick7 your new “face” of the brand because you love the way his socks look with your shoes? @Reebok here we come. #WeStand @TomiLahren @greggutfeld @kilmeade @RedneckRiviera pic.twitter.com/tgtbl8VFzv
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
“Hey @Nike I guess you made @Kaepernick7 your new ‘face’ of the brand because you love the way his socks look with your shoes? @Reebok here we come,” he wrote.
He then tweeted another picture claiming that his “Soundman” just cut the iconic Nike ‘swoosh’ off of his Nike brand socks. “Former marine. Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions,” he wrote.
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 3, 2018
“When you compare police to PIGS, this ends the discussion for me. If you don’t find a problem with that, then feel free to unfollow me. The police JUST SHOWED UP at our concert to protect and serve, I’ll ask them what they think and get back to you…” he added.
Kaepernick does have one notable fan, however: Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has often denied the Holocaust and who suppressed Iranians.
— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (@Ahmadinejad1956) September 3, 2018
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