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.