After removing all of the Rockets apparel from their Chinese stores, a move that was prompted by Houston’s general manager expressing sympathies to the pro-democracy Hong Kong protestors, Nike updated their famed Colin Kaepernick inspired slogan. It now reads, “Believe in something, unless it upsets the Chinese government.”
This should remind fans and corporate executives alike that heroism has an economic ceiling, and Nike has stockholders to appease at the end of the day, you know?
Genesius Times has reached out to Kaepernick on his opinion of Nike’s move to put new words in his mouth: “Nike has kids to feed. I understand what that’s about. Besides its not like the Chinese government flies white supremacist flags, or keeps its citizens down or anything. I personally like the direction of the new slogan.”
I agree with Kaepernick. The Chinese government has long been on the cutting edge of wokeness, with their constant surveillance of citizens, their hard handed approach to religious fervor, the way they will starve a citizen for thinking the wrong things, and their use of an oppressive police police state to enforce social justice. This is progress, and I am excited about the new slogan.