Did he really just say that?
Timberland’s new CEO is under fire after making a racist comment against Black and Latino people. John Kilpins, Senior Marketing VP of the Timberland boot brand, says that he’d rather not see Blacks and Latinos wear the shoes in the summer time because it’s tacky.
“We started this company with a vision: To make the best damn boot that you can wear from the construction yard to the nearest barnyard fire, we didn’t make it so that country bamas could wear them with shorts in 70 degree weather.”
This comment did not sit well with attendees at that press conference, including the one and only black man in attendance. In response, the angry man exclaimed,”Timberland will realize how many African Americans wear their ‘work’ boots in the summer after half their staff shows up barefooted in the Summer because all they wear are Timbs. You feel me?”
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Timberland’s new CEO is under fire after making a racist comment against Black and Latino people…