The Kansas Jayhawks have a very special fan site out there. However, it’s in danger of going away. The University of Kansas has some issues with it. They’re okay with the existence of KU Boobs. They’re just not okay with them selling merchandise with the Kansas Jayhawks logo on it. KU Boobs does donate a lot of the money raised from the selling of their wristbands to research fighting breast cancer so you have to give them that.
Pretty much any product you endorse can be sold by breasts. And breasts sell themselves in any ad, website, blog post. Some of the Kansas Jayhawks fan pictures actually have the girls faces in them; most don’t.
The site’s (@KUboobs) mission statement:
We love our
#Jayhawks & support our #kubball team by tweeting ourselves in our favorite KU shirts and apparel. We do not promote nudity. #RockChalk #KUboobs
From Fox Sports:
“KU Boobs has been ordered to cease and desist by The University of Kansas by June 12, 2013,” the account posted Monday.
The account does not profess to be affiliated with the university in any official capacity, but it also doesn’t make it explicitly clear that it isn’t, and the school isn’t so much worried about the Twitter account as it is the sale of merchandise. The website affiliated with the Twitter account, KUboobs.com, appears to have been taken down as of Monday night.
So battle lines have been drawn in the eternal clash over boobs and how to market them. Which side will most Kansas Jayhawks fans take: the University or KU Boobs?
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