Nike has announced that they will not be providing financial support to Republican politicians who opposed the certification of the 2020 election for Joe Biden.
Nike, which has been documented to use slave labour in their manufacturing facilities in China, including forced labour from ethnic Uyghurs as part of the Chinese government's ongoing genocide of the minority group, has long taken moral stances on political issues. The company gained notoriety for their support of Colin Kaepernick when he repeatedly kneeled during the US national anthem sparked controversy in 2016.
The announcement from Nike comes as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration draws near. Many Republicans have charged that electoral fraud swung the 2020 presidential election in Joe Biden's favour, and some declined to certify the results of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6 to during a joint session of Congress.