Welcome to the OuterKnown of hypocrisy.
The world’s greatest surfer, Kelly Slater, is also its most… diversified. The 11x World Champion, a staunch environmentalist, is proud creator of Surf Ranch, which sucks diesel power for an island wave. He created a surfboard company that crafts boards in Thailand and ships them around the world. Choo-choo. He dreamed a sandal inspired by the moon and turtle shells, made from algae but delivered with much paper.
He also gave us OuterKnown.
The clothing brand, introduced to the consumer as a new way to spend money on stuff, promised to “protect the environment.”
Kelly Slater, though, is also a staunch vaccine sceptic, especially as it relates to Covid 19.
“A number of people I know died,” the just-turned fifty one year old said about the jab. “I know a doctor who stopped administering it in Australia because two or three of his patients died on the Sunshine Coast. It personally affected my mom. She lost feeling in her jaw and tongue and in her hands and feet. She has what seems to be some type of transverse myelitis (a neurological condition caused by an inflamed spine). My friend’s mother from Barbados is in hospital right now in Florida and she’s dying slowly from the affects of the Pfizer vaccine. She’s on a quick dark, downward spiral and they don’t know how to fix it.”
All very fine and well to be anti-prick, though not if you are applying for a position at the aforementioned OuterKnown.
A new job offering, just available, promises all the greenwashing except with a cost.
Applicants must be Covid vaxxed.
Per the posting for a full-time women’s outerwear designer:
COVID-19 Vaccinations: Outerknown requires all employees to demonstrate proof of receiving all COVID-19 vaccinations that they are eligible for, as a condition of their employment.
Good for goose but not good for gander?