Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dear US Olympics.....

Did you really have to insult a whole group of people just to ask them to change a name? Tell us, how does Knitting and Crocheting "denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games. In a sense, it is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work"?

We are a group of men and women that during the Olympics we knit, crochet and cheer on our favorite athletes and/or teams. Many of us NEVER watched or even cared about the Olympics before we started participating in the Ravelympics. I know I was one of those people. Also, many of us after the games are done and our projects are complete donate said items to those less fortunate. How is that denigrating?

I understand that you want to protect your trademark. We all understand. But the insipid way in which you went about it is completely unacceptable. I will go so far as to say that it does not follow your claim of what the Olympics ideals are "going beyond sport to encompass culture and education, tolerance and respect, world peace and harmony".

Your letter was vile, disrespectful, unsportsmanlike, mean spirited and shows no tolerance what so ever to a bunch of people who work very hard on their chosen craft and that like the athletes in the Olympics dedicate their lives to perfect said craft.

So you can keep your games, your name, your rings and your sponsors because this is one Knitter that will not be supporting your event anymore. Not even an apology would change my mind because I will always believe that you are just doing it to save face and not because you mean it.

From,
One of 2 Million Pissed of Fiber Artist



3 comments:

  1. you need to remove that offensive picture from pinterest

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  2. Read some history. That picture is horrifyingly inappropriate. How dare you make a mockery of an iconic image.

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  3. She has nothing to do with the picture on Pinterest. It's just a random picture.

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