@KUboobs Twitter account has ruffled some feathers

Seems there’s a Twitter account called @KUboobs that was created to support the Kansas Jayhawks sports team as well as (allegedly) breast cancer awareness by sharing user submitted pictures of large breasted women wearing Kansas University gear.

Sexist – probably. But the account is extremely popular – it has garnered more than 56,000 followers since launching a year ago. But not everyone is enthused by its success. Seems the University of Kansas has sent a cease-and-desist letter threatening to have the @KUboobs shut down for trademark infringement.

The rub here is that it’s not the boobies that have the university upset, but rather the fact that the account’s owners are also selling “KU Boobs” wristbands as a side venture to raise money for breast cancer research via  KUboobs.com (which may, by the time you read this, have been shut down).

A movement to save the twitter account has sprung up and even has its own hashtag #SaveKuboobs (and guess what, it’s trending on Twitter!). So to recapitulate, boobs on babes are OK, but raising money for breast cancer research isn’t. Right…



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