Black-ish actress Jenifer Lewis confirmed out on the Emmys crimson carpet by sporting Nike attire for its help of Colin Kaepernick.
“I’m sporting Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest towards racial injustice and police brutality,” she instructed Selection on Monday.
Lewis stated she wished to do one thing significant at this yr’s award present and feedback a company for stepping up and doing the precise factor.
“What can I do? What can I do this’s significant? I’ll put on Nike. I’ll put on Nike to say thanks,” she stated. “Thanks for main the resistance! We’d like extra company America to face up additionally.”
The sports activities attire firm selected Kaepernick as one of many faces of its 30th anniversary “Simply Do It” marketing campaign earlier this month, which was met with blended reactions.
Regardless of outrage from conservatives, on-line gross sales for Nike jumped 31 % and its inventory hit a close to file excessive on Wednesday.
Take a look at a video of Lewis’s interview with Selection under.