When a world-class female athlete is asked to “twirl” for a better look at her outfit how do you feel?
I’m pretty unimpressed, myself. That is some sexist bunk. What do you think? Was it offside or acceptable?
Here’s the story:
“A Channel 7 tennis commentator has caused outrage at the Australian Open after asking Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard to ‘twirl’ on live TV.
The 20-year-old was stunned as she was asked by commentator Ian Cohen during her post-match interview: ‘Can you give us a twirl?’.
Bouchard had just won an impressive 6-0, 6-3 match against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in just 54 minutes at Melbourne Park.
Channel 7 distanced themselves from the interview when contacted by Daily Mail Australia, saying that Cohen was ‘working For Tennis Australia’.
Responding to the unusual request which has been slammed on social media and in the international press, including her native Canada, as ‘sexist’, Bouchard said: ‘A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go.’ “