Emmys 2018: 'Black-ish' star Jenifer Lewis wears Nike on Red Carpet to support Colin Kaepernick campaign
Jenifer Lewis is all support and nothing else, as is clear from the way she rocked the Swoosh sweatshirt in support of Kaepernick
This year's Emmy Red Carpet goes beyond just Dior, Versace, and Chanel, and 'Black-ish' star Jenifer Lewis has no problem pointing it out. Taking to the night of glitz and glamor for the entertainment industry, Lewis walked in boldly flaunting her Nikes - all in an effort to make a statement supporting the sports franchise's latest campaign, starring Colin Kaepernick.
Lewis is all support and nothing else, as is clear from the way she rocked the Swoosh sweatshirt in support of Kaepernick. "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality," the actress shared with Variety. And as per her own account, she was casually indulging in swimming the other day - and simultaneously brainstorming fashion ideas that would be "meaningful" on the red carpet.
Jenifer Lewis: "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality" #Emmys https://t.co/DApUrVDBlu pic.twitter.com/xuq0y1vJ5L— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
And that was the 'Eureka!' moment for Lewis as she decided that Nike was it. "I'll wear Nike to say 'Thank You' ... thank you for leading the resistance. We need more of corporate America to stand up also." She added, "Thank you, Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you."
For those clueless about the Nike controversy - the sports franchise recently announced signing Colin to a new deal dropping a custom shoe, a Kaepernick-themed apparel line and much more. This sparked a massive backlash from conservative people because of Colin's very publicized controversy regarding refusing to stand up for the national anthem.
NFL explains the former NFL star's controversial move saying it was "in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States."
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick had told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."