Colin Kaepernick Ad

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kanmuk_Sealclubber, Sep 10, 2018.

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High tops should only be worn on the basketball court

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  1. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

    Kanmuk_Sealclubber Yes

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    For those who haven't been paying attention, last week Nike announced Colin Kapernick as one of the figureheads of their 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. The right-wing internet exploded in hatred and there were mass boycotts promised, public burning of Nike gear, etc.

    What interests me about the whole things is not the morality of it (obviously Nike are hypocrites, and obviously a business decision), but the economics of it. That an aggressively political ad campaign by one of the most culturally relevant companies in the world is somehow now considered good economic sense. And that Nike is willing to give a big "fuck you" to mid-west flagwavers and soccer moms in order to appeal more to millennials.

    The "right" was largely adamant that this was a huge economic error, that Nike and "the Left were out of touch, etc, but the early #'s have been positive: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45472399

    The point of this thread isn't really "kneeling during the anthem", but rather the potential shift in how corporate America is going to interact with the public as political alignment becomes more of people's identity.
     
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  2. Harper

    Harper encrypted account, pls don't sniff my packet

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    it's like those dove ads never even happened
     
  3. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    it seems most likely to me that Nike has assessed that there are way, way more people who support Kaepernick--or at least his right to do what he's doing--within the global market than there are troglodytes, and is hoping to convince some of the former that they aren't the gilded-age-political-cartoon-octopus they in fact are by playing on liberal sympathies and the viral nature of controversy
     
  4. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    Republicans also make up far less of the political process and most of their representation in the government is due to unfair electoral college laws.

    I've said it the whole time, republicans are outnumbered 3 to 1.
     
  5. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Eh, I'd like to have those rosy views, but let's go full-stereotype for a moment.

    GOP base is old as fuck and of the remaining segment that isn't, they're probably too yee-haw and/or poor to afford Nike shit anyway.

    Quick demographic calculation on Nike's part makes this an easy win, tons of publicity, look like heroes which always helps take the focus off your sweatshops, etc.
     
  6. Utumno

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    In other rly racist news.... fuckin lol

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  7. Utumno

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    I mean really, who signed off on that shit? Here's the twitter link... not so sure it'll stay up

     
  8. AgelessDrifter

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    What's the backstory there? I heard some shit about controversy around Serena Williams recently but I thought it was about her attire, not the game itself
     
  9. Red

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    She got a point taken away and blew up in the refs
     
  10. Red

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    I mean that is the shitty tldr version of events
     
  11. Sear

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    Unnecessary racism, but Serena Williams sucks. Her behavior at that event (and her fans treatment of the young asian girl who beat her) was pathetic. Also, I could go without seeing her bloated naked pregnant body gracing the cover of Vanity Fair ever again.

    I can see why. Old rednecks probably buy one Nike item a decade and wear it until it's falling apart. Young millennials and black kids are buying Air Jordans every year.

    Plus it's obviously not in Nike's best interests to kowtow to Trump voters who want to curb outsourced business. Their bottom line depends on that sweet Chinese sweatshop labor.

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  12. Red

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    Bruh as long as Nike keeps making fire for the feet they can do whatever they want
     
  13. Red

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    Those six year olds know how to sew a Jordan 1
     
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    blows up at ref multiple times after getting fairly penalized + demands an apology mid-match

    loses and then the trophy ceremony becomes all about her instead of asian girl who won the thing

    crowd boos asian girl for some reason

    'Murican sportsmanship at its finest
     
  15. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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    Man I just cant figure out why, why, why anyone cares about anything that happens in tennis.
     
  16. Sear

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    bc it's a decent sport?

    rates higher than baseball for me (playing or watching)
     
  17. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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    it's attitudes like that that will continue the necessity of swirlies, indian burns, and titty twisters to you dorks by us jocks.
     
  18. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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  19. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    I like how the artist drew Naomi Asaka as a reasonable blonde female, i've also never understood comics like this that differentiate between the 'regular' people and the intended target with exaggerated stereotypical features of themselves

    where satire like the UK's spitting image portrayed everyone in the same fashion
     
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  20. Sear

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    cyclists aren't jocks

    you're getting the titty twister here, thunder thighs