Tomi Lahren brands Colin Kaepernick a 'disgrace' over Betsy Ross Nike controversy
During such a tumultuous time for the United States, there is nothing more decisive than shoes, evidently. Some like heels, some like trainers, and some have incredibly strong opinions on how they should be designed.
Nike recently announced that they have made the decision to pull their Air Max 1 USA shoes off shelves after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick reached out to inform them that the image on the heel contained racist symbolism.
Adorned with the 1770's Betsy Ross flag, the sneakers donned 13 stars and stripes to represent the 13 colonies during the not-so-good part of America's history (though can you say there's been an amazing one?).
Watch Tomi Lahren discuss her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick:
Kaepernick, who has been the face of Nike since September, reached out to the shoe company and informed them of the flag's offensive representation of slavery for some, especially since it's been recently appropriated by white nationalists. As a result, Nike recalled the shoes after shipping them out to several stores.
Kaepernick is known for his advocacy against racial inequality, as he remains unsigned after he started taking a knee during the National Anthem at football games in 2016. Crouching on the field, he boycotted the time's police brutality and racial injustice.
While some support the recall and Kaepernick, others feel the brand has become too politically aware. Tomi Lahren, a notorious conservative commentator, is one of those people. While out promoting her new book, she told The Blast that she thought Kaepernick was a disgrace to America.
"Nike's spokes cry-baby Colin Kaepernick is offended and oppressed by a shoe. Let that sink in: He's offended and oppressed by a shoe. There are so many people in this country and this world that have so many bigger things to worry about and he's sitting here throwing a fit, throwing a tantrum, about a shoe."
"He's a disgraced, washed-up quarterback. He's a disgrace to this country. The biggest thing he can tout in his entire career is that he single-handedly divided this country and the sports world. So, if that's his biggest accolade, I really feel badly for him. But, again Nike's making a big mistake."
No matter what side you're on, it's probably safest to stick to white shoes this season.