Angela Rye Slams Adidas Ad Featuring Paul Pogba As Irresponsible philton4 January 9, 2018 Top News Adidas released a new ad for their Predator cleats, which features French soccer player Paul Pogba. The ad is Paul’s face with “Predator” at the bottom — there are no shoes in the ad. CNN commentator Angela Rye is calling out the ad for being irresponsible, writing on Instagram, “Do you understand that PREDATOR has a negative connotation particularly when we are talking about the perception of Black people in the world? This is irresponsible and NOT well thought out.” See below: There is also a video version of the ad, which does feature the shoes: Some folks didn’t seem to see an issue with the ad: You guys cannot seriously be calling adidas racist cause of that predator thing — Ari (@AriannaTheAngel) January 9, 2018 Pogba: “Hey Adidas, I’ve been wearing predators since I was a kid, I’d love to be a part of the new campaign” Adidas: “Nah sorry, we can’t, some headass idiots will think we’re racist” https://t.co/1YtDZ0oQEb — ٰ (@MahrezTouch) January 9, 2018 I feel dumb right now because I have no idea how the Adidas predator advert can be perceived as racist — Nate Rager (@iReallyDoRage) January 9, 2018 The predator collection is a prestige collection from Adidas. I find it hard to believe that, with that context, you can call Adidas racist. Unbelievably weak gripe and only serves to undermine credible claims of insensitivity. — Osman Noor (@OzzyForMayor) January 9, 2018 Considering the uproar over the disgusting H&M ad, there might be some backlash over the Adidas ad. Above all, marketing and advertising teams do need people of color at the table. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: (Photo Credit: ThinkStock Images) Also On Black America Web: Source link Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.