Sunday, July 03, 2016


Must not mention that a woman is good-looking

BBC commentator Andrew Castle sparked a new Wimbledon sexism row after he remarked on the appearance of Marcus Willis' girlfriend.

The former tennis player was commentating on Roger Federer's second-round defeat of Willis on Centre Court when his other half Jennifer Bate, a dental nurse, appeared on screen.

Castle remarked: 'It's a pity my dentist doesn't look like that,' sparking a backlash on social media with Twitter users accusing him of making a 'creepy' and 'lecherous' comment.

One twitter user said: 'Any chance Andrew Castle could cut out the horribly creepy and sexist remarks?'

While another wrote: 'Really bad, patronising, rude, just embarrassing,' and a third added: 'Stick to the tennis eh?'

The 52-year-old TV and radio presenter initially hit back at the accusations of sexism.

He responded saying: 'Brilliant. I knew there would be someone who would comment. Earnest, humourless and probably no fun at all.'

He later apologised for his remark on social media, writing: 'Obviously never mean to upset anyone. If I did then I apologise.'

Castle has since received messages of support, including one from Dr Bate, 30, herself.

SOURCE 

6 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

There they go again WHINE WHINE WHINE that's all these wanks ever do WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

Anonymous said...

Who really gives a shit? These sort of media reports are just second level journalists trying to cobble a crap story in order to make a living. If it was printed on paper then a tree died for nothing. It is not a public interest story in any shape or form. Now if it was Hillary being indicted in handcuffs that would be a public interest story.

Anonymous said...

People need to stop apologizing to the perpetually offended.
Or at least get snarky. "I apologize for my statement about the young woman. I understand that my statement might have been misunderstood. I meant she was hot. If that offends anyone, they can go jump in the Thames."

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

A world of whiners that's what were living in a world of whiners

Anonymous said...

I thought she was a dental surgeon - not a dental nurse.

Anonymous said...

He shouldn't have apologised; it was just a light hearted comment.
And leftists should stop feigning offence for other people's behalf in attempt to look morally elite. Leftists are such fakes.