(Natural News) It looks like multinational shoe giant Nike has finally crossed the line by scrapping a Betsy Ross American flag design it had introduced, simply because the patriotic colors and emblem triggered NFL kneeler and anti-American showboater Colin Kaepernick.
According to reports, the hashtag #BoycottNike quickly went viral on Twitter following the decision, as Americans everywhere were outraged that Nike would cave to the demands of one man with an axe to grind.
Kaepernick’s hatred for America is curious, considering he’s built for himself a multi-million dollar empire on the backs of American sports-lovers. Nevertheless, he simply can’t stand the sight of Old Glory in any way, shape, or form, and apparently holds enough sway to convince one of the world’s leading shoe manufacturers to follow his lead.
From Kaepernick’s perspective, the Betsy Ross American flag is inherently “offensive” because it “carried slavery connotations,” and thus shouldn’t be allowed to exist. And Nike apparently agrees, as the company reportedly decided to pull the shoes even after they were already sent out to stores.
“Nike nixed the release of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations,” sources told The Wall Street Journal.
“After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery,” the WSJ went on to report.
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Why are American corporations that generate billions of dollars in profits turning on the country that made them rich?
Nike’s pandering to leftist triggering is a lot like Gillette’s pandering to LGBT insanity with its new line of advertising that shames men for being men. In both cases, the two companies are attacking and assaulting a key segment of their target market, and to what end?
It’s not as though these campaigns and the negative publicity they’ve been generating are doing any favors for either Nike or Gillette (Procter & Gamble), so what’s the deal? Are these companies trying to go bust as they continue to gorge on correctness politics, ultimately to their own demise?
Nike specifically, which had been considering a relocation to Arizona, probably won’t anymore now that the state has withdrawn all financial incentives that were going to be offered by the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey reportedly ordered the incentives to be rescinded after hearing the news about Nike’s removal of the Betsy Ross American flag shoes.
“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike,” Ducey is quoted as saying. “We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history.”
Nike probably doesn’t have a chance getting any incentives in New York, either, seeing as how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) hates economic development, and proudly drove out Amazon from relocating its headquarters there and creating 25,000 jobs because she doesn’t like Amazon’s “corporate greed,” “worker exploitation,” and “the power of the richest man in the world,” referring of course to the infamous Jeff Bezos.
“Nike would rather offend every American patriot than one commie in Kaepernick,” wrote one commenter at The Gateway Pundit. “Nike (had) better hope Kaepernick is ready to buy Nike shoes in the 10s of millions to make up for the loss of shoe sales to patriots.”
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