I think it’s fair to say that the public is on edge right now. Whether you agree with the outcome of the election or not, unless you’re proclaiming publicly that you love puppies, you’re going to get some backlash for your opinions. “I’m more of a kitten guy.” Shut up, bro. Please. My head is going to explode.
If you’re a multi-national corporation and you declare your opinion on the President-elect publicly, strap on your seatbelt because your mentions are going to go through the roof. Just ask New Balance. The company enraged liberals after stating on Wednesday that “things are going to move in the right direction” with Donald Trump as President.
Hundreds of liberal New Balance shoe owners across the country were irate, prompting the company to clarify its statements.
“The statement [quoted by Sarah Germano] is correct in the context of trade, not talking about large geo-political anything, but in the context of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.
It’s inaccurate. Everything I’ve said is in the context of trade.”
My statements aren’t political, this is policy related solely to TPP. I’ve spoken on the record to The Boston Globe and other sources about our opposition to Obama’s footwear tax and the TPP.”
The footwear company even sent out the below tweet to its 207,000 followers.
And after a sincere clarification and apology, everyone held hands and sang kumbaya.
Just kidding, people lit their shit on fire.
And others “threw them away” aka filmed themselves throwing them away for a tweet, and then immediately retrieved them.
You don’t even have a bag in this trash barrel bro.
New Balances are excellent shoes and they aren’t cheap. The company would have to put a billboard sized photo of my parents having sex in the middle of Times Square to get me to ditch them. I’m also poor.
[h/t Busted Coverage]