Being in Vermont, I have the “luxury” of getting bombarded constantly with news stories, op-ed pieces, and so forth about the current Burton “controversy.”
Long story short: Burton made two new snowbard lines, called “Love” and “Primo.” Love has pictures of vintage Playboty models on them (the most you can see is part of an ass,) and “Primo” has cartoonish self-mutilation. You can see them in a gallery in the news article.
Well, because of these boards, every whining little candy-ass cunt-douche is coming out of the woodwork to protest, complain, and otherwise be a God-damn fuck-nugget. “Won’t someone think of the children” is the exact rallying cry used by these morons. Now, several ski mountains have banned their employees from using the boards while on duty, which is about as much as they can do. Because, God forbid some child saw part of a woman’s ass…:rolleyes:
And then there’s this:
So less than 2000 of these…spread over the whole country. By the way these idiots were going on you’d think that Burton was forcing every snow boarder to buy one and shove it in their face.
I do applaud Burton, though, for not backing down and standing firm.
The only downside is that a couple charities that Burton helped with have decided to stop working with Burton. They charities did find other sponsors, though, so it’s not like they stopped entirely.