Misty Copeland Calls for Under Armour to 'Take Public Action' After Its CEO Praised Trump

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland Calls for Under Armour to 'Take Public Action' After Its CEO Praised Trump

The ballet dancer thinks UA and Kevin Plank need to "clearly communicate" their values.

Published February 9, 2017

Now, Misty Copeland wants some clarification as well.

The principal ballet dancer took to her Instagram account Thursday to say that she strongly disagrees with Plank's recent comments praising Trump, and implored the CEO and company itself to "take public action to clearly communicate" their values moving forward. 

"I have spoken at length with Kevin privately about the matter," Copeland wrote as part of her lengthy IG post, "but as someone who takes my responsibility as a role model very seriously, it is important to me that he, and UA, take public action to clearly communicate and reflect our common values in order for us to effectively continue to work towards our shared goal of trying to motivate ALL people to be their best selves."

Copeland, who is endorsed by Under Armour, offered this strong reaction after Plank told CNBC earlier in the week that Trump is an "asset" to the country because of his pro-business mindset.

To that, Curry said he would agree with Plank's assertion if the "et" was taken off "asset," effectively calling the 45th president of the United States an "ass."

On Wednesday, Plank released a statement explaining that Trump had invited him to join the American Manufacturing Council, with several other prominent business CEOs, to talk about ways to spark job growth in the country.

Let's see if Plank takes things a step further and answers Copeland's public call for action.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)


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