Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pictures of bottoms are very risky

Olympian Louis Smith has been accused of 'casual sexualisation of women' after he posted a zoomed-in photograph of a 16-year-old girl gymnast's leotard-clad bottom on his Instagram.

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Smith, 27, had shared the picture of American gymnast Carly Patterson while the then-teenager was competing at the Athen's games in 2004.

He captioned the snap, featuring Patterson in her red leotard: 'My sport has its moments', according to The Sun, but sparked the anger of fans who slammed him for sexualising the athlete, now 28.

The picture was later removed from the site by moderators, although screengrabs of the shot were posted on Twitter by other users.



Anonymous said...

They accuse him of sexualizing the sport? Did it ever occur to them to ask who picked her a uniform so tight that it deformed her buttocks that much?

If you put a girl in a uniform like that, why don't you expect people to look at it?

Bird of Paradise said...

Like that hollywood idiot Jim Carrey a kick in the rear would help

Anonymous said...

I don't think the photo is sexualising sport but I think her leotard is ridiculously too small and tight.