Misty Copeland Publicly Denounces Under Armour CEO’s Pro-Trump Stance


Misty Copeland isn’t letting the fact that she’s endorsed by Under Armour get in the way of her speaking out against the company’s CEO, Kevin Plank, and his pro-Donald Trump stance. The ballerina took to Instagram to explain why she disagrees with Plank.

Earlier this week, Plank said, “To have such a pro-business president is something that is a real asset for the country,” and not only did that set off #BoycottUnderArmour, but two of the company’s biggest athletes have spoken out against Plank.

“I have always appreciated the great support and platform that Under Armour has given me to represent my community, gender and career on the world stage. However, I strongly disagree with Kevin Plank’s recent comments in support of Trump as recently reported,” said Copeland.


Copeland went on to explain that, like Stephen Curry, she’s spoken to Plank about his stance.

“As someone who takes my responsibility as a role model very seriously, it is important to me that he, and UA, take public action to clearly communicate and reflect our common values in order for us to effectively continue to work towards our shared goal of trying to motivate ALL people to be their best selves,” Copeland added.

Under Armour should have been boycotted when it released that hideous Curry sneaker, but now it’ll be interesting to see if its sales take a turn for the worse.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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It’s almost as if these corporate CEOs see black athletes as profit only, not actual human beings.