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Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:31:20 AM »


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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 10:34:08 AM »
I mean, obviously it's a slip on but there's no Vans logo. Too bad they shelved it I would have loved to have that beside my klansmen deck.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 10:36:09 AM »
Maybe they would rather not get involved in something so controversial to play it safe business-wise

Although that graphic is rad

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 10:39:32 AM »
Correction - it's an authentic if you look at the stitching, which would make sense because Chima mostly wears authentics.

Some guy commented
"I think the the idea in a western perspective may seem evident .. Although in a vast part Asia and other countries the dialogue may be lost in translation?. Red on black colors for the symbol may make it more apparent. At any rate.. Fuck racism and may you all go forth into a pleasant day"

That could make sense IMO.
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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:41:49 AM »
I'd want my company left out of someone else's politics whether I agreed with them or not also.

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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 10:45:43 AM »
I think the logical conclusion is that Vans loves Nazis.
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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 10:47:41 AM »
My buddy (who doesn't skate but IS Jewish) once said that Vans soles have a star of david on there because it was an anti-semetic company and the symbolism is "stomping on Jews." He claimed he didn't make it up, but one of his family friends worked at VF and told him that.

Since his source was not a Euro TM I don't believe him tho, just stirring the pot.

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 10:50:01 AM »
Weird how if you stomp on a nazi symbol it cracks just like an iphone screen. Is this graphic also anti-sock? I love socks.

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 10:57:45 AM »
the artist post feels like subtle shade toward vans. I can understand nonoffensive brand like van's not wanting to be associated with any drama what so ever.

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 11:13:01 AM »
My buddy (who doesn't skate but IS Jewish) once said that Vans soles have a star of david on there because it was an anti-semetic company and the symbolism is "stomping on Jews." He claimed he didn't make it up, but one of his family friends worked at VF and told him that.

Since his source was not a Euro TM I don't believe him tho, just stirring the pot.

Haha I'm jewish and I've always said the sole looks like a bunch of stars of David, would never have assumed it meant "stomping on jews" I'm gunna stick with my idea that it is just a functional design for a sole
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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 11:18:08 AM »
Lol so dumb

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 11:33:50 AM »
and and and..... if you hold your marlboros the right way there's 3 stylized K's and a klansmen seiging heil.
and there's a K on the bottom of snapple cause it's Klan owned.
and 311 = k, k and k.

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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2017, 11:39:36 AM »
My boss is white,must be a Klansman

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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2017, 11:49:31 AM »
My boss is white,must be a Klansman
Not necessarily, but if he is not using his privilege to embolden POC voices and actively help dismantle systematic oppression then he is just another part of the problem and really might as well be.

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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 11:53:26 AM »
My boss is white,must be a Klansman
Not necessarily, but if he is not using his privilege to embolden POC voices and actively help dismantle systematic oppression then he is just another part of the problem and really might as well be.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Yes, 100% would be (if this were real) part of the problem, but would certainly not be just as bad as a klansman.
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 11:53:38 AM »
also you have been reported

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 11:54:48 AM »
also you have been reported

Reported.

This comment has been reported also.

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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 12:01:11 PM »
I can understand nonoffensive brand like van's not wanting to be associated with any drama what so ever.

I'd agree with this if they didn't release a shoe with blood & semen (Metallica collab) on it last season. I understand, but I still don't dig it. Whomever the marketing rep/decision maker on this is soft.

Correction - it's an authentic if you look at the stitching, which would make sense because Chima mostly wears authentics.

Closer, but they're Eras, Authentics don't have padding on the collar.

Since his source was not a Euro TM someone's mom I don't believe him tho, just stirring the pot.
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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 12:20:15 PM »
Someone please tear down all Vans buildings and burn every pair of their shoes so that we can reverse history and end their Nazi regime.

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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 12:23:47 PM »
I think the logical conclusion is that Vans loves ARE Nazis.


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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2017, 12:25:25 PM »
My boss is white,must be a Klansman
Not necessarily, but if he is not using his privilege to embolden POC voices and actively help dismantle systematic oppression then he is just another part of the problem and really might as well be.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Yes, 100% would be (if this were real) part of the problem, but would certainly not be just as bad as a klansman.

I had to explain white privilege to him,so maybe he's whatever is under a Klansman.

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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 12:28:55 PM »
vans is a huge corporation.  they're not going to touch anything with a swastika on it, even if its showing it in a negative light. 

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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 12:30:45 PM »
I can understand nonoffensive brand like van's not wanting to be associated with any drama what so ever.

I'd agree with this if they didn't release a shoe with blood & semen (Metallica collab) on it last season. I understand, but I still don't dig it. Whomever the marketing rep/decision maker on this is soft.

Correction - it's an authentic if you look at the stitching, which would make sense because Chima mostly wears authentics.

Closer, but they're Eras, Authentics don't have padding on the collar.

Since his source was not a Euro TM someone's mom I don't believe him tho, just stirring the pot.

Jesus christ. I know the difference, I missed that too. My bad.

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A: Lay off the weed?

B: Smoke more weed?
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Re: Vans doesn't want to lose it's alt right racist consumers.
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 12:49:33 PM »
why not just change the shoe if you want the graphic to go through

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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 12:52:56 PM »
That pussy assed swazi shattered before it even got stepped on.

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 01:15:05 PM »
what pussies afraid to be against nazi

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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2017, 01:22:15 PM »
gawdamnit, now I can't buy vans. Good-bye buds, we had a good run but now I'm going to have to go with Adidas. Oh wait, Adidas is named after and founded by a Nazi. Shit. Fuck. 

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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2017, 02:12:11 PM »
why not just change the shoe if you want the graphic to go through
  He suggested that he will release another version so the sole purpose of the post is to throw shade at vans.  Involve vans with a lil bit of drama and create some hype, seem extra dangerous and ' out here on the front lines'.
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2017, 02:17:17 PM »
Sensitive artist vents on social media. Draw something else and be quiet.

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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 02:22:56 PM »
I have only just recently learned that that swastika logo isn't just associated with Nazis, but before then was actually used in India for completely different reasons.

I know this because I saw a swastika above the cash register at an Indian supermarket so I asked the guy why it was there. It raises a good question: Is it okay for them to use it if they were completely unaware of how it was used throughout WW2? The worker didn't know it had anything to do with Hitler.

I think in Australia in 2017, the swastika is primarily associated with killing jews so ummmm fuck no we shouldn't use it, even if you are unaware. Not in a public place at least.