Actress Jennifer Lewis wore a casual Nike sweatshirt to the 2018 Emmy Awards on Monday night to “applaud” the sportswear brand for “supporting Colin Kaepernick.”
Nike most recently came under fire after releasing an ad campaign starring former NFL Kaepernick, who became famous for kneeling during the U.S. National Anthem in protest.
Jennifer Lewis said she wore the Nike sweatshirt in support of the brand for their ad campaign featuring Kaepernick, saying:
“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis said.
“Thank you for leading the Resistance,” Lewis said in a message to Nike and Kaepernick. “We need more of corporate America to stand up also. These are not dark times, these are awakening times. We all have to wake up.
“Thank you Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being courageous. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you.”
Jenifer Lewis' message to Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7): "Thank you Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being courageous. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you" #Emmys https://t.co/DApUrVDBlu pic.twitter.com/a5OoMxAKMh
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
Other Hollywood celebrities took to the Emmys red carpet to support liberal causes like the open borders, George Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
TV host Padma Lakshmi wore a blue ribbon on her hip in support of the ACLU, also wearing a dress that she previously wore, telling the media “It seems wasteful not to enjoy these dresses.”
Actress Tatiana Maslany, from the TV show Orphan Black, wore a Planned Parenthood pin on her Emmys outfit in support of the abortion organization.
The director of the TV show GLOW, Jesse Peretz, arrived at the Emmys with his wife, Sarah, who wrote the message “Stop Kavanaugh” on her arm in protest to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
— Cynthia Littleton (@Variety_Cynthia) September 17, 2018
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