I heard it was because Andre only wants to carry yoyos from manufacturers who benefit the community, after that whole worlds business and all. That's what I recall, but don't take my word for it. I don't really wanna start this whole thing again.
Although honeys did to yo-yoing what the fishigi did to contact juggling, people really need to get over it and let bygones be bygones. By doing what they did they have wounded themselves and the scar will be there forever but the community needs to let the wound freakin' heal already. The respect has been lost and will probably never be restored with those who've been throwing for a while. But noobs gotta start somewhere.
Just like to add I'm not specifically targeting you Patrick, I know you understand as well.