Fox News anchor Julie Banderas minced no words when discussing Nike’s partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, a biological male who claims to be a woman.
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade showed clips of Mulvaney’s sponsor spots for companies such as Nike and Bud Lite and asked, “Why would Anheuser Busch, why would Nike think this sells?”
“I’m confused as to why any woman would look at a trans woman and say, ‘Oh, yeah, I got to get that sports bra.’ I don’t understand. I mean, for branding purposes alone, you are trying to sell. Isn’t that what this business is all about?” Banderas asked rhetorically.
“So as a woman, I’m going to tell you a little secret: I have boobs and I wear sports bras,” Banderas declared. “And sports bras control our bodies when we go running. But women who are trans are not my body.”
“I’m not going to buy something off of a man who is now a trans woman based on the fact that she happens to enjoy a sports bra when she doesn’t have the same body parts. It just doesn’t make any sense,” she concluded.
If it ain’t ‘woke’ don’t try to fix it. My candid chat with @kilmeade on @OneNationFNChttps://t.co/ymYhXieuj0
— Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) April 9, 2023
Nike blasted critics who slammed Mulvaney promoting the company’s product.
“You are an essential component to the success of your community!” Nike said in a pinned comment on its official Instagram page. “We welcome comments that contribute to a positive and constructive discussion: Be kind ❤️ Be inclusive ❤️Encourage each other ❤️.”
“Hate speech, bullying, or other behaviors that are not in the spirit of a diverse and inclusive community will be deleted,” the comment added.
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Mulvaney posted photos and video wearing Zenvy leggings and an Alate bra, captioning the post, “Home for a moment and leaning into cozy workout wear life with [Nike Women]’s newest Zenvy leggings and Alate bra! They’re so comfortable and buttery soft, perfect for workouts and everyday wear! #feelyourall #teamnike #nikepartner.”
“Nike legit paid a dude — with no boobs and a c*** and balls — to put on women’s athletic gear and advertise it to women. You can’t even make this s*** up,” OutKick founder Clay Travis tweeted.
Nike legit paid a dude — with no boobs and a cock and balls — to put on women’s athletic gear and advertise it to women. You can’t even make this shit up. pic.twitter.com/r4x9zHhsmv
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 6, 2023
One woman echoed. “Omg thank you Nike for finally making women’s leggings that hold your balls in tight while you twirl around in the yard like a little girl! I’ve been looking everywhere!”
Omg thank you Nike for finally making women’s leggings that hold your balls in tight while you twirl around in the yard like a little girl! I’ve been looking everywhere! pic.twitter.com/cPzRVXQgx6
— Meghan Maureen (@Keggs719) April 5, 2023
Amanda Prestigiacomo contributed to this article.
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