Reebok's tweet bashing Trump causing internet frenzy

Published: July 17, 2017
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Reebok took a shot at the president of the United States Donald Trump, on Friday, mocking the ‘compliments’ he gave to French president Emmanuel Macron’s wife last week.

Trump was captured on Facebook Live during his visit to Paris saying, “You know, you’re in such good shape… beautiful,” to French first lady Brigitte Macron.

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In response to the interaction, Reebok posted an elaborate subtweet in the form of a chart created to help people determine when it is appropriate to say the words Trump did to the first lady.

According to Reebok, the only scenario where these words would be considered a compliment is when admiring an old action figure from your childhood that survived a long hibernation in your parents’ basement.

When asked about the tweet, a Reebok spokesperson told Mashable, “Reebok believes that we should all strive to Be More Human in our lives: to push and challenge our boundaries physically, mentally and socially. That also means supporting one another in all of those ways.”

“It seems there is still a lot of confusion about how to do that, and perhaps this little reminder will help,” the spokesperson added.

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The tweet was received by the audience both positively and negatively. Some of the reactions were:

One Twitter user went on to bash Reebok’s saint-like subtweet and posted:

But while most people saluted the company for its attempt to school the president about when it is okay to give such kind of compliments, part of the audience was cynical about Reebok’s intentions.

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  • Bhaijaan
    Jul 17, 2017 - 5:17PM

    He didn’t stop with the “compliment”. Watch how he pulls her towards him and goes straight for the mouth which the lady avoided by turning her face sideways. Earlier at a NATO meeting when he found he had been relegated to the rear of the crowd, he pulled one of the leaders in front of him, pushed him physically to the back and stepped in front of the crowd. He may be the most boorish president ever elected by US.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Jul 17, 2017 - 6:51PM

    And of course Modi and Indians love Trump. Explains a lot!Recommend

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