Kevin Plank and Under Armour’s rise to fame and fortune is a fascinating story. A great idea, a driven founder who had next to nothing to his name when he started the company, and innovative products that have pushed the limits of athletic footwear and apparel. Under Armour is a powerhouse company, and even though we don’t much care for their designs (you can’t sit here and tell us all three Currys aren’t terrible), we generally held them in high regard.
Until now. Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO stated in an interview with CNBC yesterday that Donald Trump, our current orange-colored disaster of a president was “highly passionate” and a “real asset for US companies”.
Here’s the thing good old Kevin Plank seems to be forgetting: Trump is a leader and a president, not a CEO anymore. He’s perfectly willing to turn a blind eye to Trump’s buffoonery, bigotry, and general lack of any governmental knowledge at all simply because it’s good for his business.
Sure, he’ll try to hide it behind bullshit statements about how the country “needs to come together” and how he wants to “bring jobs to the US” and all that other empty blather that corporate types enjoy so much. You can listen to that as much as you want, but we choose not to. We’ve made our minds up, and we won’t support any business that supports Donald Trump. Sure, we understand that the country as a whole needs to come together … but these guys are coming together in the name of profits and will try to play it off like it’s good for the common man.
We’re not much into political statements on this site, as we generally like to keep our viewpoints on the topic to ourself (this is a sneaker culture blog, not a political blog after all), but this fuckery from Kevin Plank just couldn’t go ignored. If you disagree with our opinion on the topic, that’s fine. We respect your viewpoint even if we don’t agree with it. You’re entitled to your opinion just as we are to ours.
So with that being said, we’ll voice our opinion one more time.
Fuck Kevin Plank. We didn’t really buy any Under Armor in the past … and we certainly won’t be buying any now.
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