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Friday, February 17, 2017

Fortune : reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Disowns Under Armour CEO's Pro-Trump Stance

Nordstrom ( jwn ) , Uber ( uber ) , Starbucks ( sbux ) , Kellogg ( k ) , and others have all recently been mired in Trump-related controversy. Johnson is not the first Under Armour athlete to distance himself from pro-Trump comments made by company CEO Kevin Plank. However, in their statements distancing themselves from Plank's comments, athletes Johnson, Curry, and Copeland all also reaffirmed their commitment to the sports apparel brand. The Rock Has Become the Next Under Armour Athlete to Disown CEO Kevin Plank's Pro-Trump CommentsIt appears athlete-cum-actor Dwayne Johnson is holding fast to at least one of his old wresting monikers: "The People's Champion." In a statement posted on his Facebook page Thursday Johnson—popularly known as "The Rock"—criticized the CEO of his sponsor Under Armour ( uaa ) for praising Trump.


Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson distances himself from Under Armour CEO, but not the company


Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson distances himself from Under Armour CEO, but not the company
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wants you to know he doesn't agree with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's assertion that President Trump is an "asset" to the country. [Plank's] words were divisive and lacking in perspective, inadvertently creating a situation where the personal political opinions of Under Armour's partners and … employees were overshadowed by the comments of its CEO. Dwayne Johnson, winner of a People's Choice Award, does not want to alienate any of his fans. It is imperative to me that my partners and sponsors share this belief."Under Armour did not immediately return The Post's request for comment. "I appreciate and welcome the feedback from the people who disagree (and agree) with Kevin Plank's words on CNBC," the 44-year-old actor and WWE superstar said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson distances himself from Under Armour CEO's pro-Trump remark

Johnson joins Under Armour Misty Copeland and basketball star Stephen Curry -- both of whom have contracts with Under Armour -- in criticizing Plank's comments. FANS CALL OUR MISTY COPELAND FOR NEW PHOTOCopeland wrote in an Instagram post she was so concerned about Plank's comments that she spoke to him directly. A good company is not defined by the athlete or celebrity who partners with them." "A good company is not solely defined by its CEO. A good company is not a single person.



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