The shoe brand Adidas AG’s Reebok International foolishly decided to get political on Friday when it took to Twitter to mock President Donald Trump, insinuating that the president’s compliment towards French First Lady Bridgette Macron was sexist. Reebok, however, quickly learned that staying out of politics might be a smart idea in the future.
Bloomberg reported that it all started when Trump told Macron that she is “in such good shape — beautiful.” Reebok fired back by saying that there is only one situation in which it was appropriate for a man to make such comments to a woman: when someone finds “a forgotten action figure from your youth, unscathed after decades, in your parents’ basement.”
In case you were wondering when it IS appropriate to say, “You’re in such good shape…beautiful,”… THIS: pic.twitter.com/Z1cnnRD8Ut
— Reebok (@Reebok) July 14, 2017
Twitter users immediately fired back at Reebok and announced plans to boycott the brand for it’s anti-Trump rhetoric:
You should stick with selling shoes and stay out of politics, just lost a customer.#MAGA
— Pam (@pmseever) July 15, 2017
Good example of why Reebok is a has been
— Patrick Reagan (@Reagan6Patrick) July 15, 2017
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 16, 2017
I must have missed the Reebok chart on how Bill Clinton should treat women in the Oval Office.
— Deacon Tom Lang (@DeaconTomLang) July 15, 2017
Y’all are all hypocrites. Vogue made a headline that said her legs show that in France, age is just a number. Where is your outrage? #BS
— TexasKat15 (@texaskat15) July 16, 2017
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