Reebok Slams Trump for Compliment of French First Lady

During the Bastille Day celebration in Paris, President Trump was overheard and recorded saying to Mrs. Macron, “You’re in such good shape” and then turning to French President Emmanuel Macron and saying, “Beautiful.”

Because left-wing lunatics apply a sexual connotation to every verbal exchange between men and women, they overlook the fact those of us of a certain age, in the range of the 71-year old president, grew up telling women they were pretty, they wore lovely clothing and they look good. It was all in the name of being complimentary and polite.

In our day, it was a nice way to open a conversation without coming off as a jerk. Fortunately, we now have Reebok as the arbiter of what’s appropriate.

In the ad headlined, “When it is appropriate to say: You’re in such good shape – beautiful,” Reebok helpfully provides five instances of inappropriateness and one that is appropriate.

The inappropriate circumstances are the following:

Are you in an elevator with a woman?

Are you a world leader greeting the spouse of a head of state? (Gee, what is that referring to?)

Are you introducing yourself to your future mother-in-law?

Are you at the gym working out next to a woman?

Are you in line next to a woman ordering your morning coffee?

Thank God we now know to totally avoid these awkward situations!

The one appropriate instance: Did you just find a forgotten action figure from your youth, unscathed after decades, in your parents’ basement?


It appears the ad is designed to please those who now live in their parents’ basement after wasting a fortune on college and being unable to find a job.

Twitter exploded with tweets pointing out the rank hypocrisy of the Rebook ad.

Comedian Jim Norton featured a recent Reebok ad showing a leggy woman from behind with half her behind falling out of her panties:

Thank you, @Reebok, for your virtuous message about when it's appropriate to complement a woman's shape.

Deacon Tom Long put the entire situation in perspective;

I must have missed the Reebok chart on how Bill Clinton should treat women in the Oval Office.”

The Blaze weighed on the controversy with the following commentary:

Of course, the point of Norton’s tweet was that Reebok was being hypocritical with their criticism of Trump’s comments — which many critics said were sexist — while simultaneously promoting ads that feature partially nude women.”

When it comes to objectifying women, Reebok takes a backseat to nobody.

On a broader business note, why are companies so eager to alienate potential customers just to score cheap political points against the president?

Given the strength and loyalty of President Trump’s base, it’s likely Reebok will now find the shoe will be on the other foot, and it won’t be a Reebok shoe.

It’s a free country. If Reebok wants to commit Hari Kari, so be it.

Source: Forbes




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