Hollywood and Beyond Troll MAGA Fans for Burning Nike Gear After Colin Kaepernick Becomes Face of Campaign
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Tariji P. Henson, Ava DuVernay, Beth Behrs, George Takei, Patton Oswalt, Kathy Griffin and more can't help but laugh at MAGA fans protesting Nike for hiring a guy they're mad at for protesting.

Nike came out with a strong political statement by naming former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the new face of their #JustDoIt campagin on Labor Day, and Hollywood is here for it.

The Twittersphere lit up all day throughout the holiday, pushing Colin Kaepernick, Nike and #JustDoIt -- all three -- into the Top 10 trending topics in the United States deep into the night. Kaepernick tweeted out an image from the campaign, with a divisive tagline emblazoned across his stoic black-and-white face: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

With just days to go before the 2018 NFL season, Kaepernick will again sit out the season unsigned, despite statistically being one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He also became one of the most controversial when he began kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest against the unequal treatment of minorities by police officers in the United States.

This has been misconstrued into a protest against America and the military, specifically, by many conservatives and Republicans, as seen by their vitriolic Twitter outrage over Kaepernick's inclusion in Nike's campaign. He joins Serena Williams, Odell Beckam Jr. and Shaquem Griffin, but is the only inactive athlete in the campaign.

It's a bold move by a mega-corporation, especially as it comes just as the NFL season is about to commence, and while Nike is the offical uniform sponsor of the NFL. That in-your-face stance -- which Nike has not commented on other than by releasing the images -- sees many in Hollywood and beyond applauding the company, even as they are laughing at how bent out of shape many on the right seem to be getting about it.

Here's an example of some of the negative reaction to this campaign, with many Trump supporters and self-proclaimed #MAGA enthusiasts railing against Nike and burning their Nike shoes and apparel.

The irony of the MAGA crowd using their First Amendment right to protest Nike over their support of an athlete who utilized his first amendment right to protest racial injustice in the United States by kneeling during the national anthem was not lost on many of those in Hollywood and beyond.

They did not hesitate to viciously troll the right for what they saw as a clear "missing the point" moment, as well as throwing their support behind both Kaepernick and Nike for taking such a bold political stance.

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