Vietnamese Sweatshop Workers Proud To Make Shoes For Company That Stands Up For The Right Thing

Created and Co-Written by Kelly Kircher

Da Nang, Vietnam– News of the Nike’s latest ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick spread quickly and, as expected, has garnered quite a response. Some found themselves inspired and in agreement with Nike’s marketing strategy, while others found themselves with cut-in-half crew socks and the charred remains of foot-odor ridden Air Maxes.

Kaepernick ended his football career in favor of social activism, making him a role model for the disenfranchised, but also making him the subject of 90% of poorly edited and blatantly racist Facebook memes shared by your grandparents in 2018.

We were able to interview two employees during their one allotted bathroom break over the course of their 16 hour shift. These employees will remain anonymous, not out of fear for their safety, but because they have been overworked in unsafe conditions for so long that they can’t recall their names or if they ever even had one. When asked about her response to the Kaepernick ads, the first employee replied:

“It’s an honor to be working for a company that values bravery and self-sacrifice for the greater good. My 14 roommates and I are so proud of Nike for taking this stand against human rights violations in America.”

At this point, our subject’s 2 minute permitted bathroom time had expired and the interview was over. We hung out in the stall for a couple hours until we were finally able to get this reply from a second employee asked about his reaction to Nike’s sudden socially-woke stance:

“I have butterflies in my stomach. I literally have no clue what news you’re talking about, seeing as how I can’t afford a TV and I wouldn’t have the spare time to watch it anyways, but I do have butterflies in my stomach. They’re slightly poisonous, sure, but it’s better than starving to death. Maybe.”

With this campaign, Nike has clearly solidified itself as the industry’s leader in racial and social equality activism. In the weeks to come, it will be interesting to see if other corporate titans who built their wealth on the backs of what is essentially slave labor will follow suit with bold-yet-superficial stances of their own.

Look no further than this dark, cramped sweatshop in Da Nang for proof of the bright, limitless future that awaits Nike if they keep running this race of righteousness.

 

Edited and Co-Written by Brian Best

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nike representatives refused to comment when asked about the three factory deaths that took place during our tour, but kindly sent our entire staff some pretty cool posters and gym bags instead.

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#FakeNews Friday: June 29th, 2018 Edition–THROWBACK!

For those of you that are as of yet unfamiliar with theverybestof’s take on #FakeNews, here’s what it usually consists of:

  1. Scrolling through various news platforms and getting mildly angry at how ridiculous of a time we live in
  2. Taking screenshots of articles+thumbnails that strike my fancy
  3. Erasing all the text in said screenshot
  4. Providing my best interpretation of what’s happening in the thumbnail
  5. Making a list of steps I take to produce a #FakeNews post

Today’s edition is a special one. This #FakeNewsFriday is a throwback collection of my first ever batch of #FakeNews–from back in November 2016. Enjoy!

 

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#FakeNews Friday: June 15th, 2018 Edition

For those of you that are as of yet unfamiliar with theverybestof’s take on #FakeNews, here’s what it usually consists of:

  1. Scrolling through various news platforms and getting mildly angry at how ridiculous of a time we live in
  2. Taking screenshots of articles+thumbnails that strike my fancy
  3. Erasing all the text in said screenshot
  4. Providing my best interpretation of what’s happening in the thumbnail
  5. Making a list of steps I take to produce a #FakeNews post

Enjoy!

 

Original: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/judge-orders-paul-manafort-jail-pending-trial/story?id=55922674&cid=clicksource_4380645_1_hero_headlines_bsq_image

 

Original: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzk5ee/this-video-of-marco-rubio-talking-about-kanye-is-just-bleak-vgtrn

 

Original: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/15/neighbor-who-attacked-rand-paul-sentenced-to-30-days-in-prison.html

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#FakeNews Friday: June 8th, 2018 Edition

For those of you that are as of yet unfamiliar with theverybestof’s take on #FakeNews, here’s what it usually consists of:

  1. Scrolling through various news platforms and getting mildly angry at how ridiculous of a time we live in
  2. Taking screenshots of articles+thumbnails that strike my fancy
  3. Erasing all the text in said screenshot
  4. Providing my best interpretation of what’s happening in the thumbnail
  5. Making a list of steps I take to produce a #FakeNews post

Although sometimes, such as in the case of an image in this very post, all it takes is photoshopping a joint into the hand of Senator Chuck Schumer.

Hope you enjoy!

Original: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/politics/trump-g7-canada/index.html

 

Original: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/19/politics/cambridge-analytica-whistleblower-congress-hearing/index.html

 

Original: https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/7xdjqz/sen-chuck-schumer-to-introduce-bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana

 

Original: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/07/politics/stormy-daniels-ex-attorney-sues/index.html

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#FakeNews: April Edition

Original article: In another blow to Trump, diGenova will no longer join legal team

 

Original article: Villanova Returns to Final Four With Gritty Win Over Texas Tech

 

Original article: Trump’s Trans Ban Shows Who He Really Is

 

Original article: ‘I Went Through Hell’: Former FBI Agent Says Andrew McCabe ‘Targeted’, ‘Slandered’ Her

 

Original article: DiGenova role on President’s legal team in flux

 

Original Article: Stormy Daniels, Porn Star Suing Trump, Is Known for Her Ambition: ‘She’s the Boss’

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