Singer John Rich Absolutely LOSES IT Over Nike-Kap Ad
Question of the day: How in the blue hell are we still talking about Colin Kaepernick? I know it's because of Nike's latest marketing move to pander to social justice warriors. It appears they made the decision millennial SJWs pay more money on sneakers than people who watch Fox News. Unless... does Nike have a line of orthopedic shoes? Someone get back to me on that.
For a guy who I thought we were done mocking two years ago (see KARMA: Pro-Castro Colin Kaepernick Gets Booed, Slaughtered by Miami Dolphins and KISS Absolutely Destroys Colin Kaepernick in the Most KISS Way Possible) Kap keeps coming back like concussion lawsuits. Now to sell a sneaker he doesn't wear on the field. Because he doesn't play on the field.
People are pissed. At the top of the list is country singer (and a personal favorite of mine) John Rich.
Hours after apparel company Nike unveiled a new ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country singer John Rich responded with a series of tweets blasting the decision.
I'm owned? Nah, just saying what millions of us think. The difference is I don't care about the firestorm. If you s… https://t.co/wuMfRUWPFS— John Rich (@John Rich)1536020103.0
Pride goes before a fall. Watch @nike stock by this time next week. https://t.co/lh6ATTNwVi— John Rich (@John Rich)1536016140.0
The fact that I have to explain that MOST of us own @nike products prior to this "Revelation" that Mr. #PIGSOCKS… https://t.co/qOJ5P0wKm5— John Rich (@John Rich)1536018413.0
My personal opinion is as follows:
We just got finished mocking leftists for boycotting In-N-Out. It seems silly to now be calling for a boycott of Nike. But you go to culture war with the outrage you have. Not necessarily the outrage you need. Don't get me wrong, I get the outrage with Kaepernick. Though when it was more relevant two years ago, I opted more for mockery.
Now as long as he's not on seven hours of commercial-free football every week on NFL RedZone, I'm kinda over it.
Nike made a choice. It was theirs to make. Now you can make your choices.