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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 08:38AM

https://youtu.be/6swmTBVI83k
Eve isn't in this version...

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56572245

Nike is suing Brooklyn art collective MSCHF over a controversial pair of "Satan Shoes" that contain a drop of real human blood in the soles.

The $1,018 (£740) trainers, which feature an inverted cross, a pentagram and the words "Luke 10:18", were made using modified Nike Air Max 97s.

MSCHF released 666 pairs of the shoes on Monday in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X and says they sold out in less than a minute.

Nike claims trademark infringement.

It has asked the court to stop MSCHF from selling the shoes and prevent them from using its famous Swoosh design mark.

"MSCHF and its unauthorised Satan Shoes are likely to cause confusion and dilution and create an erroneous association between MSCHF's products and Nike," the sports shoe giant says in the lawsuit.

MSCHF "dropped" the black and red shoes on Monday, coinciding with the launch of Lil Nas X's latest song Montero (Call Me By Your Name), which debuted on YouTube last Friday.

In the heavily stylised video, he slides down a stripper pole from heaven to hell before dancing provocatively with Satan, then snapping his neck and stealing his horns.

The imagery and the shoes both reference the Bible verse Luke 10:18 - "So He told them, 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'."

Each shoe also features a signature Nike air bubble cushioning sole, containing 60 cubic centimetres (2.03 fluid ounces) of red ink and a single drop of human blood, donated by members of the MSCHF art collective.

In its filing with the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Nike said it did not approve or authorise the customised Satan Shoes.



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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 08:58AM

They don’t have Nike’s authorization or approval, but I wonder if they’re personally endorsed by Satan.

Unlike most other celebrities, the Prince of Darkness rarely turns to litigation when companies use his likeness in promotional materials.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 01:53AM

CrispingPin Wrote:
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> They don’t have Nike’s authorization or
> approval, but I wonder if they’re personally
> endorsed by Satan.

No, I don't think anyone has requested Bill Gates' endorsement yet.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 11:58AM

I'm now composing an amicus brief, does anyone on RfM care to join me?

Not sure which side to support, TBD


Will someone please tell me the court address & title of the case? I'd like this to be in the court file early next week...

(update:) US District Court, Eastern District of NY; 21 cv 1679


Please, I don't wish to be in contact with Stan...



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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 06:05PM

Can we start a similar art project involving temple garments?

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 08:09PM

He's been on Sesame Street, all that. Children everywhere know his songs.



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Posted by: olderelder ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 10:15PM

At the beginning of the latest Savage Lovecast, Dan Savage delivers a very interesting explanation of Lil Nas X's new work. He said there are segments of the gay population who cope with the hatred they face by embracing it, amplifying it, and camping it up. For example, drag queens are essentially saying, "You think we're a bunch of girly drama queens? Well, you ain't seen nothin'. Watch this!" With Lil Nas X it's "You say we're evil and going to hell? You ain't seen nothin'. I'm going to BE the devil, @ssholes."

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 10:33PM


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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 10:06AM

Nailed it. Thank You

"I'm not changing myself for you. I will never be what you say I should be. Watch this, bitch!"

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Posted by: anonyXmo ( )
Date: April 01, 2021 11:29PM

As controversial as Nike's Betsy Ross flag sneakers that they stopped making because they were too controversial?

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 03:30AM

Per my Vietnamese DIL, those workers are disallowed to buy the products they make —-cuts into profits.



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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 08:25AM

How about a line of sneakers with a drop of blood from these sweatshop workers?

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 02:34AM

Valid (?) questions:

are these workers earning their best opportunity wage?

what would they be doing otherwise?

Globalization often isn't pretty, but it's reality which often Bites!

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: April 02, 2021 11:19AM

You can find "...isn't pretty..." in Beverly Hills and in the Hamptons.

But, yeah, economics can wreak havoc on the human spirit when its force can be used 'unfairly'. Money is power, and power corrupts.


But yet, the church won't install The Law of Consecration & Stewardship!

What's up with that?

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