Black-ish actress Jenifer Lewis showed out on the Emmys red carpet by wearing Nike apparel for its support of Colin Kaepernick.
“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” she told Variety on Monday.
Lewis said she wanted to do something meaningful at this year’s award show and commended the sports apparel for stepping up and doing the right thing.
“What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike. I’ll wear Nike to say thank you,” she said. “Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America to stand up also.”
Despite outrage from conservatives, online sales for Nike jumped 31 percent and its stock hit a near-record high on Wednesday.
Check out a video of Lewis’s interview with Variety below.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.