BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., accused major corporations such as Nike and the NBA, and those who profit off their endorsements such as Lebron James, of profiting off slave labor in China, after he introduced a bill to hold businesses accountable for having slave labor in their supply chain.
“I would challenge the NBA, Adam Silver, all the endorsers of Nike products like Lebron to take a pledge that they will be slave free, that they will not use in their product lines slave labor,” Hawley said.
LeBron James fired back at Senator Hawley in a tweet. “Mr. Halwey, you’re an idiot! If you knew history, and obviously you don’t, it cannot be slave labor unless Nike’s shoes were made completely out of cotton!”