July 1, 2005

Nike applogizes for ripping off Minor Threat

From Nike's website, courtesy of RealArt

Nike Skateboarding sincerely apologizes for the creation of a tour poster inspired by Minor Threat's album cover. Despite rumors being circulated, Wieden & Kennedy and Odopod had nothing to do with the creation of this tour poster and should not be held accountable. To set the record straight, Nike Skateboarding's "Major Threat" Tour poster was designed, executed, and promoted by skateboarders, for skateboarders. All of the Nike employees responsible for the creation of the tour flyer are fans of both Minor Threat and Dischord records and have nothing but respect for both.

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Yeah, Nike's real sorry about it. "by skateboarders, for skateboarders", please, FOR NIKE! It was an AD for NIKE! When you work for Nike, you're not just a skateboarder or a Minor Threat "fan", you're corporate--a traitor, a hypocrite. Damn Nike.

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