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.



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.