Man wears fubu shoes at georgia confederate flag rally – ny daily news
He’s a walking oxymoron.
A Georgia man who attended a rally to show support for the Confederate flag is apparently less discriminatory about what he puts on his feet.
The man, who was carrying the Confederate flag and had a KKK tattoo on his arm, was wearing athletic shoes from FUBU, which stands for For Us By Us. The brand was created more than 20 years ago by black entrepreneurs Daymond John and his three friends J. Alexander Martin, Keith Perrin and Carlton Brown in Queens, N.Y., to encourage black enterprise in the clothing industry and the notion that black Americans support black-owned businesses.
John, who now appears as a panelist on the ABC show “Shark Tank” did not return a message for comment.
The shoes definitely were not designed to be worn at a rally organized to counter the recent stigmatization of the stars and bars.
I don’t care if a black man designed my shoes.
Journalist George Chidi encountered the unidentified man at a rally Saturday in Stone Mountain, Ga. The Neon Flag journalist identified the man as a KKK supporter, and decided to follow him and ask about his choice of footwear.
The equal-opportunity shoe shopper had obviously put some thought into his attire that day as he, like others, wore a red shirt to match the Confederate flag. He probably thought the red, black and white shoes would fit in well with his fellow Confederate flag supporters, which it did sans his unintentional political fashion statement.
But the emotionally charged individual responded he saw nothing wrong with his literal walking contradiction.
“It doesn’t matter who, what I wear. I don’t care what it’s by. I bought them. It’s my right to buy them,” he answered. “The shoes that you wore were probably designed by a white man in the 1920s. But does that make you stop wearing those shoes because a white man designed them? I don’t care if a black man designed my shoes.”