Most Buzzworthy Red Carpet Outfit Might Be This Sweatshirt

'black-ish' actress Jenifer Lewis dons Nike in support of Colin Kaepernick
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2018 8:15 PM CDT
Jenifer Lewis arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Amid all the red carpet finery at Monday night's Emmy Awards, one unconventional outfit was making headlines: Jenifer Lewis of black-ish wore a custom Nike sweatshirt along with her leggings and black and white sneakers. "I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality," the actress told Variety. She said she was wondering, "What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike. I’ll wear Nike to say thank you. Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America to stand up also." She added, to Kaepernick, "Thank you, Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being courageous. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you." (For more Emmys coverage: Read about the opener, the night's winners, James Corden's #EmmysSoWhite joke, host Michael Che's "Reparation Emmys," or a winner who used his acceptance speech time in an unusual way.)

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