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The real reason “Rejects” went out of business!!!
September 24, 2009, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Random crap, Skating

I love the internet because you can find so many scandalous stories, even if you’re into random, unpopular, niche activities, such as, for example, lets say, rollerblading. Anyway, I stumbled across this story about the demise of Rejects magazine. This article was taken from a web site called “inline planet”

Industry News …

Oops! … Reverse Pornstar on Skate Magazine’s DVD Turns Out to Be the Real Thing

Mix-up Leads to Lawsuits, Demise of Rejects Magazine

By Robert “Just the Factoids” Burnson

The now-defunct Rejects Skate Magazine used to claim that it featured some of the “hardest aggressive skating anywhere.”But the real hard-core stuff was in the DVD that accompanied its spring 2003 issue: video clips from an X-rated gay porno film. A rash of lawsuits followed that contributed to the demise of the Nashville-based magazine. But so far, it’s unclear how the porn made it onto the DVD. The magazine claims that it was the fault of the California company that made the DVDs. But the company, Acufit, denies making the DVDs altogether.
The parents of a 12-year-old Utah boy who saw the DVD have sued Barnes and Noble, which sold the magazine.
In that fine American tradition of jurisprudence, the family is seeking unspecified damages as compensation for emotional pain and suffering, the cost of therapy, the loss of earnings and earning capacity, and the loss of enjoyment of life. The lawsuit is “the only way a little guy can make a corporation comment on anything in America,” the family told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City. Too bad the family didn’t read the sales blurb on Skates Dot Com before allowing the kid to buy the magazine: It would have been forewarned. “Reject magazine and DVD is a great buy … the hottest in a long time!!!” the online merchant gushed.

You, betcha!

(Postscript: Pornstar is the name of an aggressive stunt in which, ESPN says, skaters grinds a rail with their feet on the outside of the grind plate and their toes pointing in. … So a reserve pornstar, I guess, is just the opposite.)


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