Nike Ad “Stole” Classic Album Cover

Damn. Ian and his Dischord crew must be puking right now. I feel for him. I really do. This is a sad sad shame.

From FMQB:

A new Nike skateboarding tour ad should look incredibly familiar to fans of the legendary D.C. Punk band Minor Threat. The tour’s poser, dubbed Major Threat, is a close replica of the cover to the band’s self-titled 1984 album. Pitchforkmedia.com contacted a representative from Minor Threat’s label, Dischord Records to see if Nike had officially obtained permission for the “tribute” to the band. The representative said, “No, they stole it and we’re not happy about it. Nike is a giant corporation which is attempting to manipulate the alternative skate culture to create an even wider demand for their already ubiquitous brand. Nike represents just about the antithesis of what Dischord stands for and it makes me sick to my stomach to think they are using this explicit imagery to fool kids into thinking that the general ethos of this label, and Minor Threat in particular, can somehow be linked to Nike’s mission. It’s disgusting.”

You can see the close resemblance for yourself below:

Yeah, it\'s a Minor Threat

Props to Joey for the information.

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