Sneaker Re-Sellers Take Their Nike Air Yeezy Dispute to Judge Judy
The word “V-Chip” was a household term as 1996 rolled into ’97 here in the United States, as the Federal Communications Commission rolled out its Parental Guidelines to aide TV viewers with their content choices. The FCC’s initial ratings has stood the test of time unaltered, but a couple of sneakerheads who were rocking diapers during the rollout have exposed a flaw in the system. There’s no code to let you know that you’re about to see some serious heat on the screen (the ‘S’ sub-rating does NOT stand for ‘sneakerhead’), nor apparently is the government’s judicial arm prepared to understand the intricacies of our subculture.
“I have no understanding of this business at all,” admitted New York’s Honorable Judy Sheindlin, the typically mouthy presider, who on a Friday episode determined that a single wear of an un-DS’d ‘Zen Grey’ Nike Air Yeezy was worth $300 plus the gas it takes to get from VA to NJ and back again. The saga continues with a thread nearing 200 pages on the KTT forums (its printed first page a ‘key’ piece of evidence) and video uploaded to WSHH and YouTube; take the ongoing embarrassment as a suggestion to handle your business the right way. You can see the video in full with all the details after the jump below, then let us know if justice was served and if you’ve ever had a scenario that made you mad enough to call up Judge Wopner.