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Olympian Wants To Cancel Popular Snowboarding Term

Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim wants to rename the popular term “slut strands.”

The 21-year-old two-time gold medalist spoke to InStyle about the hairstyle worn by women snowboarders, which features two pieces of hair sticking out from underneath their helmets.

Olympian Wants To Cancel Popular Snowboarding Term
Gold medallist Chloe Kim of Team USA celebrates during the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final on Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 10, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province of China. (Photo by Lu Lin/CHINASPORTS/VCG via Getty Images).

Yahoo Sports reports the goal is for women to show that it is a woman hitting the slopes under all that gear by pulling out two strands of hair — the outlet reports that “slut strands” have been celebrated all over social media as women snowboarders dominated the Olympics this year, but Kim wishes that there was another name for the style.

“We need to change the name to beauty strands,” Kim told the outlet. “I hate the term. Beauty strands make me feel beautiful, and it’s such a cute thing.”

While Kim may not like the term, not everyone wants to change it.

Yahoo Sports reports that a Denver-based activewear company named itself Slut Strand Society after the popular term and defines the term on its website while acknowledging it may have problematic connotations to some.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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    • Really, had no idea. Could care less about all the snowboarding and aerobatics, but used to enjoy the downhill and slaloms… I understand they need to replace me with a younger demographic of viewers, but how is that working for them? (Answer: not well)

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