Yesterday, Nike CEO Mark Parker released a statement in opposition of President Trump’s muslim ban. Adidas today does the same, offering a statement firmly condemning his executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim countries into the U.S. for 90 days. Adidas spokesperson Lauren Lamkin released the followed statement yesterday:
“Our company is built on the core belief that ‘through sport, we have the power to change lives. Sport has shown in the past and will show over and over again in the future that it can bring people together from all over the world — regardless of their nationality, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation. We at Adidas are proud to bring this positive power of sport to life every day at work and we cherish the diverse, international workforce we have around the globe. Some companies have already voiced their concerns about this decision and we join them in their call for an open and diverse society and culture in the U.S. and around the globe. It goes without saying that our commitment to the U.S. market and our people in America remains unchanged despite this current political climate.”
Adidas is the latest in a long list of brands, celebrities and entertainers to come out against Trump’s muslim ban.
Source: KGW Portland