Daymond John Is Okay With That KKK Guy Wearing FUBU, But Wants Him To ‘Change His Ways’ [Video]

Daymond John says FUBU is for people of all colors. But he does wish the KKK supporter who wore FUBU shoes to a Confederate flag rally would “change his ways.”

As The New York Daily News reported, journalist George Chidi spoke with an unidentified man with a KKK tattoo who was at the rally in Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 1, 2015. Chidi questioned the man’s choice of footwear, produced by a brand whose acronym stands for “For Us By Us.” As Chidi pointed out, the shoes were originally designed to be a source of African-American pride.

The man told Chidi that who designed his shoes was irrelevant.

“It doesn’t matter who, what I wear. I don’t care what it’s by. I bought them. It’s my right to buy them.”

“The shoes that you wore were probably designed by a white man in the 1920s. But does that make you stop wearing those shoes because a white man designed them? I don’t care if a black man designed my shoes.”

In the video, which you can watch here, the man denied that he was at the rally for the KKK and said he was there as a “Southern American.”

Daymond John created FUBU with three associates. It was the beginning of John’s business empire which includes his branding efforts and his investments through the ABC program Shark Tank.

When TMZ asked John about Chidi’s encounter, he said he was “torn” about the issue. But he, perhaps jokingly, offered the man a job if he would “change his ways.”

“Obviously he’s dealing with racism and things of that nature, so I’m torn about that.”

“On the other side of that, the guy has great taste in sneakers. Whether he knows it or not, people have been calling FUBU every day now, of all colors. He’s brought it back. I wish he’d just change his ways.”

“Just change his ways, I’ve got a job for him.”

John also insisted to TMZ that “FUBU was always for people of all colors.”

You can have a look at John’s conversation with TMZ below.