Colin Kaepernick’s Nike new ad for the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” campaign has caused quite a firestorm of controversy, which I suppose was kind of the whole point of it – to stir strong emotions and discussion.
Everyone from LeBron James to Donald Trump has expressed an opinion of the ad.
At the reveal of his new women’s sneaker designed by three female African-American designers, closed out his speech with a not-at-all veiled reference to the Kaepernick ad by saying, “I stand with Nike, all day, every day.”
On the other side of the discussion, Trump told The Daily Caller on Tuesday, “I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it. But I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.”
Trump did, however, give his blessing for Nike and Kaepernick’s right to say what they want to say.
“In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it,” continued Trump.
Of course, Kaepernick’s Nike ad has also been turned into a huge meme because, welcome to the internet, everybody!
Never change, internet.
On second thought…