If your friends have started creating their very own Nike memes as a result of how Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad, which features Kaepernick’s face with the classic Nike slogan ‘Just Do It’, as well as Kaepernick’s own quote ‘Believe in Something”.
Even if it means sacrificing everything, continue reading to discover how to make your own Nike meme.
Who is Colin Kaepernick and why did he feature in a Nike ad? If you’ve been hiding under a rock Colin Kaepernick is a professional US football player who made international headlines when he made the brave decision to kneel in protest, during the national anthem.
What was Kaepernick protesting against? Kaepernick’s made the decision to kneel to highlight and fight systematic racism in the US.
Why was Kaepernick’s decision so controversial? Public decision was on Kaepernick’s stance was divided, with some individuals such as the current US President Donald Trump, blaming Kaepernick for disrespecting the USA. While other individuals including a slew of celebrities and fellow athletes backed and supported Kaepernick’s decision to protest for a cause which was close to his heart.
Kaepernick’s Nike ad: Nike decided to support Kaepernick and his fight against systematic racism by reaching out to Kaepernick to offer him an advertising deal.
When Nike released its iconic Kapernick ad, individuals around the world raced to make their own Nike memes. Some individuals choose to make memes which supported Kaepernick’s stance while others choose to make meme’s in order to poke fun at the football player.
How to make your own Nike meme:
1. Choose a celebrity to use in your meme and come up with a playful caption – As an example, one meme creator used a photo of Donald Trump to create a meme and used the caption “Believe in Something. Even if you just made it up”. Which uses the first three words of Kaepernick’s Nike ad before making a joke about the fact that many people believe that Trump makes up his own rules on the spot to suit his needs. If you want to create a successful meme, it’s a great idea to choose a celebrity for your meme that hasn’t already been used in a Nike meme. As your meme will attract more attention if it’s original and isn’t a knock off of someone else’s idea.
2. Use an app or photo editing program to edit your chosen photograph – Once you’ve found an image of your chosen celebrity which is suitable, use an app or a photo editing program to crop your image around your celebrity’s head. Next, make sure to change the color of your photo to black and white so that your meme will resemble the original Colin Kaepernick Nike ad.
3. Share your meme on social media – Lastly, once you’ve created a funny Nike meme, you should share your Nike meme on your favorite social media sites, so that your friends will share it with their friends and family members. So what are you waiting for? Get on board the Nike meme trend and create your very own Nike meme. Who knows if you’re lucky your meme may go viral!