Nike faces demand for sneaker recall because logo on sole said to

first_imgNike faces demand for sneaker recall because logo on sole said to resemble the Arabic word for Allah Online petition attracts thousands of signatures Screen shot Thomas Kutty Abraham Recommended For You’We were experiencing headwinds’ — Canopy Growth stock heads south on poor sales ramp-upDefining the future of Canadian competitiveness: How partnerships between industry and educational institutions can help lead the way forwardTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016 February 1, 20192:16 PM ESTLast UpdatedFebruary 1, 20192:21 PM EST Filed under News Retail & Marketing Comment Facebook Twitter Join the conversation → Emailcenter_img Nike Inc. is facing pressure to recall one of its leading brands of sneakers.Bloomberg Share this storyNike faces demand for sneaker recall because logo on sole said to resemble the Arabic word for Allah Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Nike said in a statement the logo was a stylized representation of the Air Max trademark. “Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional,” it said. “Nike respects all religions and we take concerns of this nature seriously.”The petition, which aims for 25,000 signatures, has been signed by more than 16,000 people. Gillette ad takes on ‘toxic masculinity’ in #MeToo-era rebrand Should you use political news as a basis to market your product? Trump says Nike getting ‘killed’ over Colin Kaepernick deal Nike ran into a similar problem in 1997. The Council on American-Islamic Relations protested the company’s logo on certain athletic shoes, saying it resembled the word “Allah” in Arabic script. Nike said at the time it regretted any misunderstanding, explaining that the logo was meant to look like flames and recalled a line of shoes.The world’s largest sportswear company also faced criticism last year for its ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick that had initially rattled investors but had little fallout eventually. The NFL quarterback-turned-activist sparked controversy for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice.Bloomberg.com More Nike Inc. is facing pressure to recall one of its leading brands of sneakers after a customer launched an online petition alleging the design on its sole resembles the Arabic word for “Allah.”The petition said it was “appalling” to allow the name of god on Nike Air Max 270 shoes, which “will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth.” The customer, Saiqa Noreen, asked Nike to recall “this blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately.”Image of the sole and the Arabic word for Allah from the online petition. 7 Comments Bloomberg News Redditlast_img

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