Can you own a sport? While it's true that you can be an expert at it, the accessibility to trend and information these days has created an appropriation monster for every field. No one is safe! So when Vogue claimed they'd be having a "skate week" it was without hesitation that... skaters got pissed.
One skate photographer spoke about consulting for Vogue with malice: “I think Vogue is fucking dumb and knows nothing about skating, and their approach was ignorant and stupid.”
Others had mixed emotions:
“I think the people who get mad about it are those who try to ‘own’ skateboarding, but you can’t own skateboarding. It’s for everyone and you can’t try to claim it as your own. I think it’s flattering to skateboarding that it’s reaching other areas and other lifestyles, but it sucks if they don’t do it properly or get the right people involved.”
Read the entire article via Fashionista here.