Nike Has Become A ‘Social Justice Corporation’ Trying To Mold Colin Kaepernick Into The Next Malcolm X, Says Michelle Malkin

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Political commentator Michelle Malkin accused Nike of becoming a “social justice corporation,” on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, and said it’s trying to make football player Colin Kaepernick into the next Malcolm X.

“I do not doubt the sincerity of the misguided beliefs of the like of Collin Kaepernick and those who support him. When he says ‘believe in something, and to sacrifice everything,’ I question what the something is,” Malkin said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. (RELATED: Michelle Malkin Accuses Democrats Of ‘Burning ICE To The Ground’)

Malkin said Kaepernick hasn’t sacrificed very much and accused Nike of focusing more on politics than on producing quality athletic products.

“I question the sacrifice and I question the everything. What has he sacrificed? Apparently he’s been now on the payroll of Nike long before this announcement was made over the weekend. For what? You know, Nike used to be a company that celebrated athletic excellence and now they have become a social justice corporation apparently,” she said.


Malkin accused Nike of trying to rebrand Kaepernick in the image of a Malcolm X or Gandhi so it can sell more shoes and jerseys.

“When we talk about what exactly it is that he is leading and he believes in, they’re trying to fashion him some sort of civil rights leader on the order of Martin Luther King or even Malcolm X or Gandhi. What does he believe in?” she continued.

“This is a man who put depictions of police officers as pigs on his socks,” Malkin concluded. “That’s what Nike wants to associate itself with? Good luck with that.”

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