Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Boycott Burton Snowboards

Today’s post is not about knitting or spinning.

I live in scenic Vermont that has a reputation for its beauty, low crime rate and it’s artistic opportunities. It’s a state where parents want to raise their children.

We are proud of our Vermont companies that have an international reputation; companies such as
Vermont Teddy Bear (a very fun place to work), asty Ben 'N Jerry's Ice Cream and Burton Snowboards that forged a path for boarders to be able to share the slopes alongside skiers.

Proud of them all until yesterday, that is. Burton Snowboards has outraged many people because they have partnered with Playboy and depicted nude women on their boards. They also have a line of jackets and boots with nude women. The young Burton representative on the local news last night ,and who looked like an “All American boy”, had a Cheshire grin on his face is probably laughting all the way to the bank as I write this post.

To make matters even worse, Burton also has a line of boards that depict self-mutulation. They have described their new lines as “pushing the envelope”, “edgy”…you know, all those modern buzzwords that makes you think that what they are doing is innoventive and it is ok.

The boards are available in 15 stores locally as well as across the country and internationally. I’m not a skier or a boarder but can you imagine bringing your children to the slopes for a day of fun and seeing that trash.

Burton Snowboards, you are polluting society.


  1. Boy, it is just amazing how low people can get. What a horrible thing.

  2. As much as we'd like to get mad at the manufacturers....they are only producing what people buy. Or is that a cop out? I'm too tired to know for sure. :::heavy sigh:::

    I'm disgruntled with the TV industry for the same thing. Seems too many opening scenes are of some woman bent over in something tight, cleavage down to navels for "professional" women and half naked men in low slung jeans. And none of it has anything to do with the plot. Senseless sex to pair up with senseless violence on the screen.


  3. Ugh! That's awful, and you are so right: kids do not need to see that. Nor do I, really. :P

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you like the earrings! My book will be out in late November, so in bricks and mortars stores for sure in early December. I'm sure amazon will ship sooner, though. :)

  4. Thank you for saying that. It does change things, bit by imperceptible bit, when we speak up.

  5. Its soooo sad how things like that sells so well. I would never support a company that was promoting that kind of garbage.

  6. Unbelievable. When the kids were younger, but enough to read, we took them to a sports event. On the player's jacket was an ad for the "little blue pill".

    My 7 & 9 year olds were wondering what it was for? I them that it was special medicine for men.

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