The Worst Experience Of Shaun White's Life? A Video Game

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Shaun White and his ginger locks may be world famous millionaires, but life isn't all smooth sailing for the snow/skateboarder. He was once in a video game. And it was the worst experience of his life.

"That was terrible. It was the worst experience of my life, cause I was so excited, I'm like 13, they're like you're going to be in a video game," White says of his appearance in Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder (released in 2001). "You start freaking out, you're getting excited. Then the game came out and I'm like 'I don't look anything like that!' It was ridiculous, it didn't really depict anything like my snowboarding or anything, it was just basically me in a game as a character and you realise that it's because I didn't have any input. No one asked me what I thought of it, nobody wanted to know that, they just took my name and put it on the character."

Sound familiar? Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder was published by Activision, who have fielded similar complaints from musicians over their Guitar Hero appearances.


Shaun White: Appearing in game was "the worst experience of my life" [OXM]

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I have to say something about this man.

I don't see how he's attractive. I'm not saying he's ugly, but I don't see it. He's like an athletic Carrot Top to me, but some girls I know developed a huge crush for him during the Winter Olympics.