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Misty Copeland slams Under Armour CEO For supporting Trump

SPEAKING UP: Misty Copeland

BALLET DANCER Misty Copeland joined fellow Under Armour athlete Steph Curry in criticising the company's CEO Kevin Plank’s comments about President Donald Trump.

Taking to Instagram, Copeland wrote: "I've never backed away from speaking openly about the importance of diversity and inclusion. It is imperative to me that my partners and sponsors share this belief."

Misty Copeland

"I have spoken at length with Kevin privately about the matter, but as someone who takes my responsibility as a role model very seriously, it is important to me that he, and UA, take public action to clearly communicate and reflect our common values in order for us to effectively continue to work towards our shared goal of trying to motivate ALL people to be their best selves.

The 34-year-old dancer called for Under Armour to take a stand for diversity and support of all humans.

Other celebrities who have criticised Plank include Dwayne Johnson, who also took to Instagram to share his opinion.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Plank is on Trump’s manufacturing committee, and recently made comments that indicated he thought the new president would be good for business in America.

After backlash from the public and some of the UA athletes, Under Armour released a statement reiterating its commitment to diversity.

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