Kris “Tonto” Paronto survived the attack in Benghazi, Libya after Islamic terrorists stormed a CIA compound.
Four men were killed during the ambush, which the Obama administration later blamed on a reaction to a YouTube video.
Their names were Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Ty Woods.
As most people are now well aware, Nike decided to use anthem kneeling quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” slogan. Immediately, there was outrage.
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The problem with the ad campaign is the focus is believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. The problem is that sacrificing everything means giving one’s life for a noble cause, which is why it is referred to as the “ultimate sacrifice.”
Enter Paronto, who was just featured in a “Just Do It” photo that Nike desperately hopes nobody sees.
From Western Journal:
The athletic apparel giant Nike got plenty of publicity when it relaunched its longstanding “Just Do It” ad campaign last week, but it picked arguably the worst messenger to deliver the otherwise inspiring message.
While the announcement gave rise to a conservative boycott of Nike and compelled some customers to burn or trash their Nike gear, it also opened the door for the creation of satirical or parody memes making fun of the ad campaign, specifically the Nike campaign’s theme — “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything” — being superimposed on the face of a man who is a millionaire many, many times over.
One of those anti-Nike memes featured one of the heroes of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead … a hero who truly understands what it means to “sacrifice everything” for something you believe in.
Here’s the photo – and it serves its purpose swimmingly:
— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) September 10, 2018
Kudos! That says it all.
— Pat Reynolds (@patdirey) September 11, 2018
This is one of the best! Won’t be buying Nike. Supporting the real men and women who “just did it” and just do it every day for our freedom! Thanks to all who serve in our military!
— Mary Sue Richards (@MarySueRichards) September 11, 2018
Thank you Tonto Gods blessings on you and all of our Brothers that have sacrificed and gave all while these over paid kids can’t even talk sensibly to one another. And to not stand for our FLAG and Anthem do not need to be here.
Thank you for you service.
— Frank Lowell Rice (@lowell_rice) September 11, 2018
— Angela Barbar (@angela_barbar) September 11, 2018
Any except nike the anti American (no good word for them). Spit on my father’s grave will you! He died penniless and fought for this Getting Great Again country. Enjoy the freedoms those great people fought for! But if you truly don’t LOVE USA, GET THE HELL OUT!
— Mike Walz (@mikeawalz) September 11, 2018
Love this! Thank you for your service!
— Laura Hromanik (@HromanikLaura) September 11, 2018
Check out this interview with Paronto from 2015: