NIKE ANNOUNCES NEW “JUST DO IT” AD FEATURING COLIN KAEPERNICK. TRUMP FANATICS REACT BY BURNING THEIR OWN NIKE GEAR

By: KAREEM RAHMAN

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan, Nike decided to do something big. That something big, likely included plans to do something controversial. If we learned anything at all from 2018, it’s that controversy sells. So it only made sense that Nike would include the man who’s probably the most controversial figure in sports and sports talk today, in their ad campaign. Colin Kaepernick. The man who has been credited with starting the National Anthem protest which Donald Trump managed to convince his followers was all about disrespecting the military.

Of course we all know the protest had absolutely nothing to do with the military. The peaceful protest were supposed to be a way to bring attention to an issue many people in this country wanted to pretend didn’t exist. Police brutality. Especially when it comes to black people, who it sometimes feel like police hunt and kill for sport. Even after a clear explanation of what the protest were about, Trumpers still managed to make it all about disrespecting the military…… because that’s what their patriotic, military-loving, law & order president told them it was about. No need to take a look at the alarming number of black people being brutalized and killed by police every day all across the country. We see video of, or watch stories of this on the news it feels like almost every single day. The president told them not to believe their own eyes and ears, but believe him….And they did, and do.

The point being……idiots decided to destroy their own stuff that they paid money for because a Nike ad features Colin Kaepernick.

Ah yes! The old destroy your own shit to own the liberals. That’ll show them!

I have an idea for all of the people who are so mad about the “disrespect shown to the military” by kneeling during the national anthem. And are so mad about this that they will destroy their own clothes. I know this may sound completely insane, but couldn’t you do more for homeless vets and vets who may not be doing so well financially by donating those clothes to them instead of destroying them? I mean, I know it sounds crazy that you would even consider helping those same vets that you say the protest disrespect and you love dearly, but why don’t you give that a try before you put images of yourself destroying your clothes on social media for likes and retweets. You’ll probably feel better helping someone in need than you will feel about watching your likes and retweets add up…….but then again, maybe you won’t. Maybe your actions and outrage aren’t about your love for the military and law enforcement at all, but all about likes, retweets, attention, and your collective beliefs that black people should shut up and be grateful that you allow us to live in “your” country. You know, RACISM. Besides, where was all of this faux outrage when your courageous leader continuously disrespected and degraded a war hero/veteran as he was dying of cancer??? Where is your outrage as your fearless leader continues to attack law enforcement every day by calling a legitimate investigation that’s looking into who betrayed “your” country, a “witch hunt”????

Just a little food for thought on this beautiful September morning. Don’t be shy or hesitant to add to, or dispute my thoughts below in the comments section:

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BIG BRANDS PULLING ADVERTISING FROM ALEX JONES’ “INFOWARS” YOUTUBE CHANNEL

After the school shooting in Parkland Florida, big brands are beginning to be more and more careful about where they place their ads. It used to be, a company wanted to place their ads wherever their was major traffic. More and more companies are learning that the quality of the places they place their ads are more important than placing their ads on any high volume site. Especially wild “right wing” conspiracy theory sites. The move has been causing many people who dwell, and make fortunes in the “conspiracy theory” industry to lose major money. The latest victim: Alex Jones and Info Wars.

 

 

 

CNN (@CNN) reports, last week YouTube reprimanded the conspiracy theory site “Info Wars” and Alex Jones for violating its community guidelines after a video posted to the “Alex Jones Channel”, Infowars biggest YouTube account, claimed student anti-gun activist were actors.

 

 

 

CNN reports that they’ve discovered that Big companies like Nike, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Network, The Mormon Church, Moen, Expedia, Alibaba, HomeAway, Mozilla, Honey, Wix, ClassPass, and the NRA all run ads on Info Wars YouTube channel. Many of the brands have suspended their ads on Info Wars after being contacted by CNN for comment, including Nike, Moen, Expedia, Acer, ClassPass, Honey, Alibaba, and OneFamily. All of the companies declined to give a comment to CNN except for Alibaba, who said that they weren’t even aware that their ads had been running on the channel.

 

 

 

The brands purchased ad campaigns from YouTube, which is owned by Google, or through marketing companies that broadly targeted demographics and used behavior. Companies that purchase ads this way don’t necessarily know where their ads will eventually show up (I’ve purchased ads through YouTube and Google myself, and can confirm that this is true. You don’t really know where your ad will run or be placed), but they can use exclusion filters to avoid having them appear on certain channels and kinds of content.

 

 

 

CNN says several brands expressed concern about the ads’ placement and said they have reached out to YouTube about the situation.