Black-ish actress Jenifer Lewis backs Nike on Emmys 'gold' carpet

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 18, 2018

Kevin Mazur via Getty Images Jenifer Lewis attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17 in Los Angeles.

Approval of the nonbinding resolution amounted to a symbolic rebuke of now-deposed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other players who have kneeled during the national anthem at games to protest the killing of unarmed black men by the police nationwide - and Nike's recent endorsement of their protests. "I'll wear Nike", she said on the red carpet. "I'll wear Nike to say thank you". Council President John Beauregard is a former state trooper who is upset with Nike's decision to use former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in ads. "We need more corporate America to stand up also". Actress Sarah Sophie Flicker, wife of GLOW director Jesse Peretz, rocked the carpet in a red dress, sporting a hand-written message on her bicep: "Stop Kavanaugh". He will face a Senate vote on his nomination next week.

Other celebrities ― like Adam Scott ― wore pink Time's Up buttons that said "We believe Christine Blasey Ford" and "We still believe Anita Hill".

According to Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman, the pink buttons resembled similar ones "created in 1991 in support of Anita Hill following her sexual harassment allegations against Justice C. Thomas". The ribbon supports the American Civil Liberties Union, which has fought to maintain the Dream Act, which allows those who immigrated to the children a clear path to citizenship.

Wood even brought fellow sexual assault survivor and activist Amanda Nguyen, the CEO and founder of anti-sexual violence organization RISE, as her date to the awards show.

"These are awakening times", Lewis said.

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