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Give me Two Purr --The Nike Ad Campaign Saga

Thursday, September 6, 2018


For the people who grew up in the 90s and 2000's you would know the lines "Give me 2 purrs (pair) " were part of the chorus for Nelly's "Air Force Ones". When Nelly released that song the sales for Nike Air Force Ones went through the roof! They were completely sold out everywhere and people would stand in lines for miles! I remember because it was the time my mother was in New York and she got the red and white purrs for my brother and he was the coolest kid in school --until they got stolen!




What's my point in that lengthy introduction? Whole heap a tings!  I am sure by now you must have heard of people burning their Nike products since they used Colin Kaepernick in their most recent Ad Campaign where he used the caption "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything". This was the same guy who refused to stand for the national anthem and instead kneel in his support against brutality against black men and racism endemic to the justice system in the United States of America.



I'm in complete support of Nike using Colin in this campaign as he did, in fact, stand up for what he believed in even though he lost endorsements and so much more! I was trying to really understand the issue as I was totally confused (as I always am) but then I got it! We live in a world where freedom of speech and freedom of choice is no longer an option--the world is now openly black and white, bar none. We all have choices to do whatever we want in life and a brand like Nike chose to use the token "sacrificial lamb" in their campaign and the others who were against it decided to boycott Nike. We all know who purchases Nike products and this will definitely not hurt the brand in any way if anything it brought more attention to the brand.

Big up to Nike for giving Colin a chance --everything sell-off, literally!

What are your honest thoughts on the matter? Comment below (in an intelligent, non-racial bashful manner)

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