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Now moccasins are racist! Minnetonka APOLOGIZES
for making the traditional shoes for 75
YEARS because it is NOT a Native American-owned business

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Posted By: Imright, 10/13/2021 7:44:25 PM

A Minnesota-based shoe firm has apologized for making moccasins because it is not owned by Native Americans, who pioneered the design of the traditional footwear. Popular brand Minnetonka issued a statement Monday admitting the company had made money through 'appropriation' of Native American culture over the last 75 years.'We deeply and meaningfully apologize for having benefited from selling Native-inspired designs without directly honoring Native culture or communities,' the statement read. Minnetonka, which has been making its popular shoes since 1964, timed the apology to coincide with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Venturer 10/13/2021 7:49:36 PM (No. 944685)
Chevrolet isn't owned by Chevrolet any longer either.
13 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: lindamay 10/13/2021 7:49:50 PM (No. 944686)
This is not the world I want to live in. A spirit of insanity has spread across the land.
43 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/13/2021 7:56:48 PM (No. 944691)
The insanity only picks up speed... God help us!
25 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: CactusStar 10/13/2021 8:00:01 PM (No. 944700)
The company should be boycotted for being such wimps.
23 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: subal 10/13/2021 8:01:30 PM (No. 944702)
All of this horse pucky has gone too far!
20 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Imright 10/13/2021 8:03:10 PM (No. 944704)
How do we get our Country (the good Old USA...BACK?)
22 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/13/2021 8:06:08 PM (No. 944709)
What's funny is their website is still called Minnetonkamoccasin . Some of their shoes are called 'mocs'.
9 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: scottj 10/13/2021 8:07:54 PM (No. 944713)
Liberals LOVE to call everything racist. The irony is the actual racist's are the liberals.
19 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: a man way over thirty 10/13/2021 8:15:42 PM (No. 944720)
virtue-signaling idiots
15 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: dst4life 10/13/2021 8:32:04 PM (No. 944732)
Well, gee whiz, don't stop there. Rename those poisonous water moccasins as well!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono 10/13/2021 8:34:34 PM (No. 944736)
If Minnetonka is abandoning the moccasin market, some alert entrepreneur not addicted to approval could fill the void left behind. The Left may burn America down with their "mostly peaceful" riots. But most of the death will result from woke-inhalation.
14 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 10/13/2021 8:37:02 PM (No. 944738)
Well, clearly the only solution is to burn the company to the ground, right? This is crazy. Can only Greeks make sandals? Can only Italians make pizza? Beyond stupid.
25 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford 10/13/2021 8:53:27 PM (No. 944757)
I had a strong suspicion this company was a band of cultural appropriating bigots.
7 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Blackbird 10/13/2021 9:03:03 PM (No. 944765)
These companies need to simply tell their woke critics to get F-ed. And if you don’t like our product don’t buy it. As far as your stupid opinion, tell someone who gives a rat’s a$$ what you think.
17 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: panther361 10/13/2021 9:32:01 PM (No. 944787)
Well, there goes the canoe!
12 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: voxpopuli 10/13/2021 9:53:19 PM (No. 944802)
miller's family are Jewish who came from Poland.. maybe he could switch to making Kosher Kielbasas
8 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: daisey 10/14/2021 2:24:25 AM (No. 944927)
So does this mean the Irish pub in our town has to close since it’s not owned by anyone Irish? Only Mexicans can own a Mexican restaurant? This is beyond stupid. This “woke” garbage needs to be stopped and people need to start standing up to these idiots, including the ones in DC
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Reply 18 - Posted by: slsusnr 10/14/2021 4:11:42 AM (No. 944957)
Sitting here wearing the third or fourth pair of their moccasins, these will be the last. Minnetonka just caved for no good reason to the woke nonsense. I'll remember this.
5 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: radrelic 10/14/2021 4:40:13 AM (No. 944967)
If I had any Minnetonka moccasins I would burn them.
3 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: web 10/14/2021 5:05:48 AM (No. 944978)
By this "logic" no minority can own a business that produces anything invented by a caucasian. When will the Woke Police start enforcing this rule?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: cheeflo 10/14/2021 10:45:41 AM (No. 945251)
So, by this “standard,” does this mean that non-white people shouldn’t work for companies that manufacture blue jeans? Or bicycles? Or running shoes? Or any number of items that came out of Western expansion and development? Asking for a friend.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 10/14/2021 11:57:15 AM (No. 945331)
My Cherokee friends would call those things house shoes.
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