Oh, man . . . what a smart move. The images of Chinese cops, thugs and military going after Hong Kong protesters holding American flags will not play well here:
Hong Kong Protesters Embrace American Flag in Fight for Freedom✊✊✊
— Jay Yates (@lazydjay) July 30, 2019
The American flag: Too controversial for Nike, but perfect for Hong Kong?
@nicholas_c_p on symbols:
"Discovering the hateful nature of a long-loved symbol fulfills a core function of our era’s leftist politics: erecting a moral hierarchy that gives the pious at the top the satisfaction of scourging the heretics at the bottom."https://t.co/mWgdV50QQK
— Melissa Chen (@MsMelChen) July 29, 2019
And here’s one of the flag-waving protesters telling Bloomberg about it:
“We hope the U.S. and other nations will be able to help Hong Kong fight against Communist China’s policies. We need human rights, democracy and freedom. These are the same values we share with the U.S.”
ICYMI: These Hong Kong protesters were waving the American flags during their march against the China extradition bill. A protester told us why #香港 #反送 #AntiElab pic.twitter.com/9f0EOOfiY6
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) July 28, 2019
Wow. Maybe Nike should sell those Betsy Ross shoes in Hong Kong?
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