Part of a recurring series of stories on athletic sneakers, Dodson’s caustic post is a direct attack on American veterans as well.
Dodson profiled the tasteless work of Danielle Mastrion, who was commissioned by movie producer Spike Lee to create sneakers protesting the president. As Dodson writes of Lee, “He wanted the words ‘Repel Agent Orange’ and ‘Resist’ on them. In big, bold and clean letters.” Lee wanted the shoes for self-adulation -- to celebrate his 60th birthday party.
That’s what Mastrion delivered, much to Lee’s delight. She researched “historical Cuban, German and Russian propaganda posters to ensure that she got the bold lettering just right. He gave me specific directions on the colors, on the lettering and the placement, so that he really oversaw the creation of sneakers. He had a very clear vision in his mind what he wanted them to represent. He gave me a lot of directions for those.”
And Mastrion demonstrated an utter lack of human decency in following Lee’s instructions, Dodson writes:Read more at NewsBusters