Ted Cruz Boycotts Nike For Not Wanting To Make A Racist Design, Now He’s Getting Trolled Online
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain after Nike decided to recall their Air Max 1 USA shoes after it was noted that the design featured a U.S. flag with 13 white stars, which had been appropriated by white nationalists.
Cruz tweeted out saying:
“Yep, I own lots of @Nike I’ve been a life-long customer, since I was a kid. But they’ve now decided their shoes represent snide disdain for the American flag. Since they don’t want my business anymore, I won’t buy any more. Can anyone recommend a good sneaker co that’s not so woke?”
Yep, I own lots of @Nike I’ve been a life-long customer, since I was kid. But they’ve now decided their shoes represent snide disdain for the American flag. Since they don’t want my business anymore, I won’t buy any more. Can anyone recommend a good sneaker co that’s not so woke? https://t.co/XQfO9Dh737
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 2, 2019
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to troll Cruz over his “boycott.”
Why don’t you put two Chick Fil-A bags on your feet and then go fuck yourself.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 2, 2019
Pretty sure Nike is going to be ok. Out of shape, white racists isn’t really their demographic.
— Trent Capelli (@TrentCapelli) July 2, 2019
Ted, I work with Veterans. Many Veterans feel putting the American Flag on merchandise in any capacity is disrespectful to the American Flag. Apparently, you also don’t care about how our war hero’s feel. Noted.
— Ashlee Yuille (@ashyuille) July 2, 2019
Hahaha, Ted Cruz thinks Nike is going to miss his business.
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 2, 2019
Whatever you choose make sure they are comfortable for when you are on your knees in front of this president.
— Derek (@DerekusMaximus1) July 2, 2019
Ted's holding out for Confederate Flag crocs…
— Right-Wing Jesus (@RightWingJesus) July 2, 2019
I don’t know how many times I have to say this but it’s not the Current flag. It was the 13 colonies flag. If you don’t recall from American history, black people were slaves at this time. So maybe use compassion and understand why some people would be offended by this flag.
— Brittany Cope (@bravebrit1882) July 2, 2019
I guess you'll just have to be content with figuratively walking all over the US flag like usual.
— Sammy Samsonite (@LexLuthier34) July 2, 2019
Senator Cruz, if you're more outraged by Nike than ongoing racial injustice, and children in cages without soap and toothbrushes, your priorities are tragically out of whack.
— PamLeitterman (@pleitter) July 2, 2019