Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Campaign Has Sparked a #NikeBoycott.
On Monday (September 3), Nike revealed its decision to make Kaepernick the face of its latest ad campaign, sparking nods of approval from many.
“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” the ad reads. As CNN reports, he is one of multiple faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary commemoration of its “Just Do It” slogan. Other athletes featured include Serena Williams and NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Of course, the ad reveal also sparked backlash among those against Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, leading to the creation of a #NikeBoycott hashtag. The hashtag finds angry (former?) Nike supporters destroying their sneakers and sportswear as a means of protest against the campaign.
Imagine destroying sportswear you’ve already purchased. Lol.
Did You Know About Trump’s Anti-Weed Committee?
As VICE notes, a recent report from BuzzFeed News states that the Trump administration “has instructed 14 federal agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration this month to submit ‘data demonstrating the most significant negative trends’ about marijuana and the ‘threats’ it poses to the country.”
“That’s part of the work of the ‘Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee,’ a previously unknown body that has apparently been charged with pushing an anti-marijuana line,” VICE adds. The Trump administration reportedly declined to share details on record however, leaving questions regarding what it is they’re actually up to—and why—during a time when legalization is a hot topic at the polls and the ballots. 🤔🤔🤔
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Kanye’s Reportedly in Talks to Be a Creative Director for the Pornhub Awards.
A source tells PageSix there are “insane negotiations” happening regarding West’s potential role in the Asa Akira-hosted event. But until Kanye and Pornhub’s teams release a statement of some sort (both have yet to respond to PageSix’s request for comment), we’re going to treat this one as a rumor.
The Pornhub awards will take place at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles and will be livestreamed via the site.
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