Karen D. Curran sent a message to Mark Parker that said:
I have never written a CEO of a major company to which I am brand loyal before. But the recent decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in your add compels me. As a mother of an American serviceman, your analogy of sacrificing everything by losing a job in the NFL to losing your life protecting this country is insulting to those of us who serve as families. I will no longer buy your brand. Sign me, Mother of a true patriot and hero.