The dregs of the Tea Party Republicans have reached the point of pure silliness. Media personality Laura Ingraham is sitting on the peak of that silliness mountain calling out to see if there is an echo to her latest tweet. She is boycotting not just a product but a whole line of products and the entire company, and for what?
NFL star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick made Nike aware the company aware that their new Betsy Ross flag shoes featured a flag that “glorifies slavery and racism.” Ingraham saw The Wall Street Journal article and tweeted:
‘No more @nike sneakers for our family. “Nike Nixes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Intervenes”‘
The red, white, and blue sneaker was scheduled to go on sale on the 4th of July (Independence Day) holiday. Nike told NPR:
‘Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July, as it featured an old version of the American flag.’
Nike’s statement read:
‘We regularly make business decisions to withdraw initiatives, products and services. NIKE made the decision to halt distribution [of the shoe] based on concerns that it could unintentionally offend and detract from the nation’s patriotic holiday.’
One Twitter follower had a most clever idea:
‘Hey, if anyone wants to get rid of Nike Vapormaxes, women’s size 11, DM me. I’ll pay shipping.’
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