The author's disdain for Shaun and his entire lifestyle is very clear, and I can't say I disagree. A lot of the personal quotes in here are unbelievable. What's even worse are the comments...
Just a little excerpt from the article..
"When White was 15, he flew to Sapporo for the Toyota Big Air contest. Some of the other riders gathered before the event to discuss dividing the purse — including the winner’s $50,000 and a Japanese car — regardless of how they placed. White refused to go along and won. The promoters gave him an extra $15,000 cash instead of the car. White kept the $65,000 for himself."
The response from Alexia from Rhode Island..
"Shaun is right to resist the snowboarding community if splitting the proceeds of a contest so that everyone can be happy and not feel bad, is an indication of their privilege and need for approval. They should thank him for advancing the sport and stop feeling sorry for themselves."
This article is interesting because it is written for the non snow sports audience. People's responses are pretty disheartening... especially with ski slopestyle's introduction to the Olympics coming up. What the fuck are people gonna think about Henrik?