(Original post by Joleee)
if you read my comments (which you apparently didn’t)
Oh, I read your posts alright, it's just that there's next to no logic to them, that's all.
i clearly said it was a theory based on knowledge that Nike knows it can’t just draw something up without scrutinising the product – this is for creative and legal purposes. not only so Nike can put out the best product – so they don’t copy something that’s already out there. then theirs looks bad and they might get sued for copyright/trademark infringement. this is literally business 101. but you can't challenge a theory based on simple business principles because you don't know them. btw the fact that you think Nike doesn't think globally and in other languages and cultures is absurd - they are a global company and they advertise in other languages and cultures. i already gave you proof of that not that you need it.
Nope, the one who knows nothing about business principles here is you. Scrutinising a product does not mean coming up with literally everything and anything the logo could mean, especially if it's some squiggles and not actual words. Humans can see patterns in practically anything, there's an almost infinite number of things that could be interpreted from any shape or squiggle. To suggest that Nike should somehow find all these things is beyond absurd. And it's even more silly to suggest that that there exists some magical software that all designs get put through to find any correlation they could have. Where's the evidence such an advanced software exists? Where's the evidence that they would put everything through it? So Nike also put the tick logo through the software to see if their design actually meant something except for, you know, a tick?
Strawman, I never said Nike doesn't think in other languages, but it's basic common sense that a design team isn't going to contain people who speak and read every language on Earth and if their product has nothing to do with religion or God then there's no reason to assume that even someone on the team who did
speak Arabic would associate it with that. And even if they did, other members of the team, would presumably make them see sense by reminding them that any association to Arabic is merely coincidental and not a good enough reason to alter the whole design. Again, you're going back to this ridiculous point that people should just magically notice every possible association and interpretation in any combination of words, squiggles and designs. This is just stupid and not how the human mind works. There is no logic at all to claim that those squiggles mean Allah, why on Earth would a non-religious shoe and clothes company write "Allah" in Arabic on the sole of one of their shoes? You have no response to that at all. And why does that design mean "Allah" any more than a pair of tits, the letter W, a man's bollox etc. etc. ad infinitum?
And your subsequent assertion that the team at some point knew
it read "Allah" in Arabic and decided to keep it there anyway to "manufacture controversy" is even more laughable. And you accuse me
of not knowing how business and deisgn teams work
your argument is – ‘if i couldn’t see it, then surely Nike couldn’t either’. but you don’t have the resources or the expertise that Nike has. my only proof is that they are a multi-billion dollar company and you’re not.
How does them being a multi-billion dollar company in any way give credence to your idiotic assertions, none of which, by the way, you have the slightest shred of evidence for? Again, if you're making these irrational and outlandish claims then the onus is on you to prove them, not on anyone else to disprove them.
i’m not going to teach you media 101 that states the media only tells you half the story. if you want to believe you know it cuz you read it on the internet, then by all means. while you’re at it keep feeding into the outraged at outrage culture.
Lmao, it's you who's jumping on the faux outrage bandwagon by implying this was a deliberate marketing ploy to cause controversy.
i have too much work to do to convince you otherwise.
And while you're at it maybe try ungluing that tinfoil hat from your head, it's really not a good look.
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