By: Paul Seefeld, Sports Editor, The Pawprint
Enes Kanter says that nike is “scared to speak up” against China’s Uyghur treatment and wears “modern slavery” shoes on the court.
The Boston Celtics center, published a video on social media to explain how much Nike has been trying to stay silent on the topic. He called them out on the injustice that China has recently been accused of and Nike does not want to get involved.
“Nike remains vocal about injustice here in America, but when it comes to China, Nike remains silent,” said Kanter, in a post which used the hashtags #HypocriteNike and #EndUyghurForcedLabor.
Kanter’s criticism centered particularly on the Uyghur community, the US State Government estimates that up to 2 million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have been detained in camps by the Chinese Government in Xinjiang since 2017.
The NBA star finished his speech with powerful questions that left the public very shocked…
“Who makes your shoes in China? Do you even know?” Kanter added, the footwear industry was “tainted” by the enforced labor.