Every politician, person, and company that supports the President in any way shape or form undeniably face backlash. Hollywood celebrities who are conservative are treated as black sheep. Politicians are harassed at town hall meetings by their constituents. And now companies are losing profits.
This Wednesday Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank did an interview with CNBC and discussed the new President. He called him bold, decisive, and a real asset to the country. But the liberal nutjobs at home did not like it one bit. Enraged progressives took to social media to show their outrage and used the hashtag #BoycottUnderArmour.
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In order to further explain his position the company released the following statement about the issue,
“At Under Armour, our culture has always been about optimism, teamwork, and unity. We have engaged with both the prior and the current administrations in advocating on business issues that we believe are in the best interests of our consumers, teammates, and shareholders. Kevin Plank was recently invited at the request of the President of the United States, to join the American Manufacturing Council as part of a distinguished group of business leaders. He joined CEOs from companies such as Dow Chemical, Dell, Ford, GE and Tesla, among others to begin an important dialogue around creating jobs in America. We believe it is important for Under Armour to be a part of that discussion. We have always been committed to developing innovative ways to support and invest in American jobs and manufacturing.
We have always been committed to developing innovative ways to support and invest in American jobs and manufacturing. For years, Under Armour has had a long-term strategy for domestic manufacturing and we recently launched our first women’s collection made in our hometown of Baltimore, MD. We are incredibly proud of this important first step in the evolution of creating more jobs at home.”
The statement went on describing how their focus is on policy and not politics. They promoted fair trade, inclusive immigration policies, and tax reform that drives job creation. Maintaining they wish to seek out the best and the brightest regardless of nationality or religion. They focused on their diversity discussing how their team is one made up of people from all walks of life.
Under Armour also works with legendary quarterback Tom Brady who has advertised and promoted their products for years. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots also received criticism some time back when a red Make America Great Again hat was found in his locker during an ESPN segment.
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