Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Slaves to the Media Hype

The same people who are offended by Adidas' JS Roundhouse Mid sneakers (release now cancelled) are the same idiots waiting in line to plop down $50,000.00 (BIN Price) for a pair of the Nike Air Jeezy 2's.
I say this as I listen to the parents of some of the kids I tutor complaining about the racism said to be inherent in this shoe design while they ignore the fact that they are slaves to debt as the continually sign up for Pay Day Loans just so that they can buy their children and themselves luxury items and to ensure that they always have their hair and nails 'did'.

7 comments:

CNu said...

uh..., these gaily colored clown shoes with attached plastic ankle bracelets are some kind of a Spike Lee prank on these here Interwebs, right?

DF said...

True, but the pay day loan place doesn't put a picture of shackles. I don't think the shoes are racist but the chains and the shackles sure do make you think chattel.

Black folks are sensitive to all things slavery. So bales of cotton, the word BOY, shackles and probably the whole South brings up nightmares.

Desertflower said...

What the hell was Adidas thinking with that idea? Who's going to wear ish like this?

As Val at Commentary b Valentina said, "Gotta be a publicity stunt" to garner attention for their next launch.

CNu said...

boogerrising crew went cray on this topic....,

Just going to have to stick with the jailhouse pants below the aszcrack look

priceless.comedy.gold...,

Miss AJ said...

Perhaps its a new strategy to stop the theft of sneakers from ones feet!

Anna Renee said...

Lawd hab mussy own us.

VAnessa said...

Here is the truth. If no one had made this an issue of political incorrectness or tied it to slavery/race in a negative manner, the same kids that stand in line to buy $200 Jordans and True Religion jeans would have been lined up to buy these sneakers. And their coon parents would have gladly forked over the money. I wanted them to relese the sneakers just to see how well they would sell.