Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) took a break from announcing articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden and various functionaries to get mad at a swimsuit.
At issue is Adidas’s collaboration with queer South African designer Rich Mnisi for their Pride collection. Adidas’s website says the collection “explores fluidity, color, and patterns” and is supposed to be “a celebration of self-expression, imagination, and the unwavering belief that love unites.”
“Who is telling these major corporations to alienate women, half the population, in order to market to trans which are less than 1%?” Greene ranted about the swimsuit that was clearly not designed for anti-LGBTQ+ people like her.
She quote-tweeted anti-trans activist Oli London – a white, ex-trans person who had 18 surgeries to turn into a “Korean girl” before becoming a rightwing darling – who said that Adidas was using “male models” for its new “women’s swimwear range.” The model’s gender identity is not included in Adidas’s promotional materials and, since it’s a Pride collection, it’s likely that the swimwear is intended for anyone who wants to wear it, regardless of gender.
“Businesses are for profit, not for politics. It doesn’t make sense. Who is telling them to do this?” she continued, as if she knew enough about Adidas’s sales numbers and marketing research to say whether a Pride collection would help or hurt their bottom line.
She got criticized on the platform.