Tomi Lahren, a conservative commentator and activist, has always been the first to point out unpatriotic behavior and to loudly speak her opinion on the issue. She was vocal on players kneeling in the NFL. But now Lahren has come under fire after she launched a clothing line that is allegedly manufactured in China according to a report from the Daily Mail
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“The young people they want something that says, I’m proud to be an American, I believe in freedom, I love the United States military. That’s what these patterns really represent,” Lahren said about her “Freedom” clothing line, which is being made by Alexo Athletica.
The clothing line has an array of items that include bra top for $52, sweater for $69, leggings at $89 and a bomber jacket for $99, all of which sport colors of red, white and blue, according to the product’s website.
What started as a good idea quickly shifted when people found out that that Alexo Athletica, the company Lahren partnered with, produces their clothing in China, a country that President Trump is currently waging an intense trade war with.
Robyn Pennacchia originally found the items were being produced in China after he had a correspondence with a user who was selling a piece of Alexo Athletica online, which he posted on Twitter. “It’s 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex. Made in China though,” the user wrote.
The backlash from her newly-released brand quickly took off with another Twitter user stating: “Having a hard time finding where these clothes are made. Looking on the website and can’t find ‘made in USA’ anywhere.'”
Another user echoed similar sentiments. “Why is it made in China though? You guys must hate America or this would have been manufactured in MURICAAAAAAA!”
Ironically, Lahren has been promoting the clothing line as “fiercely patriotic” and another way of “supporting your president, your country.”
Trying to market the brand to young girls, Lahren explained this could be a brand for those who feel underrepresented, the Daily Mail reported.
“I think there are a lot of young girls out there that don’t feel like they have a brand that represents their freedom. They don’t believe they have a brand that represents their rights.”