The much loved website caught in a fresh scandal!
Oh your favorite website has done it again! The Inertia is a progressive playground where all manner of thoughtful surfer is welcome. Its stories inspire and none of them ever need to include a trigger warning because everything is so thoughtful, so progressive, so Huffington Post meets your 65-year’s-old-yet-still-magically-single uncle! Gentle!
Except sometimes scandal accidentally peeks its nasty head over the horizon. Do you remember when the website accidentally sided with the NRA? What about when the writers enraged an entire island? And this morning, fresh clouds form.
Last night, a story was quietly posted titled: Meet the Major Showbiz Executive who Runs with Surfing’s Biggest Names
Erik Logan doesn’t really know why he’s relevant in the SUP surf world. At least that’s what he says. But there’s no denying the man has made his imprint in show business. As President of the Oprah Winfrey Network and former head of XM Radio Logan looks at himself as more of the everyday Average Joe when it comes to his life and passion in the water.
When Logan took up surfing in his early 40’s, just like the rest of us, he was hooked. He soon learned that being one of Hollywood’s big movers and shakers would have its perks in the surf community when Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton made their way to a OWN Network event. Erik had a fanboy moment with Laird that sooner or later led to Hamilton becoming more or less his personal SUP surfing advisor/coach/mentor.
This morning it went up on Facebook and the fans are not happy, writing:
Doesn’t look like he’s surfing to me…
Not quite sure how being a stand up pole dancer qualifies him as being a surfer!!
He SUPs, not surfs.
One more article like this and I’m unfollowing
Do you think that the editors feel so hurt when they read? Are their triggers flipped? Tears shed on worn out copies of On Becoming Fearless in Life, Love and Work? Does the big tent they have erected suddenly feel so small? Tight?
If you are a mean person you can go here and throw gas on the fire.