ADVERTISEMENT
About Our People Legal Stuff
AP_896164002735.jpg

Misty Copeland and 'The Rock' lashed out against Under Armour CEO's Trump comment

0

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Misty Copeland are the latest athletes to speak out against Under Armour CEO's comments about President Donald Trump.

Johnson, 44, and Copeland, 34, took to their own Instagram profiles on Thursday to post lengthy messages disagreeing with comments that Kevin Plank, the brand's CEO, recently made in support of Trump.

Earlier this week, Plank told CNBC, “To have such a pro-business president is something that is a real asset for the country. People can really grab that opportunity.”

"His words were divisive and lacking in perspective," Johnson said of Plank.

Copeland said she spoke "at length" with Plank about "the importance of diversity."

On Wednesday, the company said we "engage in policy, not politics."

"We believe in advocating for fair trade, an inclusive immigration policy that welcomes the best and the brightest and those seeking opportunity in the great tradition of our country, and tax reform that drives hiring to help create new jobs globally, across America and in Baltimore," Under Armour said, referring to several initiatives by the Trump White House.

Here is the rest of the 280-word statement from Under Armour:

"We have teammates from different religions, races, nationalities, genders and sexual orientations; different ages, life experiences and opinions. This is the core of our company. At Under Armour, our diversity is our strength, and we will continue to advocate for policies that Protect Our House, our business, our team, and our community."

On Wednesday, NBA player Steph Curry, Under Armour's biggest celebrity spokesperson, told the San Jose Mercury News that he also spoke to Plank on the telephone, expressing concern.

He said after the brand released their statement, he felt "that's the Under Armour I know."

Comments
Read Comments
Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark