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Smutty occasionally takes time out to ponder some questionable Human behaviors. Yesterday Smutty found out that major sportswear company Adidas, had developed and almost brought to market a pair of sneakers with bright orange shackles attached to the ankles.
Correct me if Smutty is wrong, but isn’t Adidas’ primary customer base young, African American males? What possible spin could be placed on a product which evokes images of slavery and prison? There is no way someone in the entire Adidas company did not mention this as a possible issue. If not, Adidas needs to hire some minorities in Public Relations immediately.
The design was defended by Adidas as being “quirky and lighthearted”. Smutty wants to know if the designer feels lighting cat and dog tails on fire is considered “quirky and lighthearted” or if he would be offended if a mugger slapped and beat his mother then…
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