Outrage over Front-Page Newspaper Photo of Kaetlyn Osmond

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  1. overedge

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  2. Skittl1321

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    I would have never even thought of that as a 'crotch shot' until I read this. I would have just seen it as an action shot, and one where she doesn't look that bad. Certainly better than all the horrific jump faces they publish.

    The editor could have selected a better photo, but this one isn't really that big of a deal. She commented once that she liked the photo, and once that it was neither a bad photo nor a good photo, so since she isn't upset, this is much ado about nothing.
  3. kirkbiggestfan

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  5. Cherub721

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    I think it's unflattering because her hair is in her face. She's just doing a high kick. Nothing offensive there.
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    Cherub721 YEAH!

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  7. equatorial

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    They should've put a small Canadian flag on that pic over her crotch. Everyone would've been happy :saint:
  8. leigh466

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    Seriously?
  9. Zemgirl

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    That link didn't work for me but I did eventually track down the story (no, not by Googling "Kaetlyn Osmond crotch shot"; I searched for her name + "front page" :lol:). We've seen stuff like that plenty of times before, even with younger skaters - I really don't think it's such a big deal. Have the people complaining never seen skating on TV (or live)?
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    Ita on this. You see people wearing dental floss in beach photos---I think this is tame. I'm glad to see she is smiling and not pulling a weird face while spinning.
  11. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    My goodness! Certainly they could have photoshopped a burlap sack over top of her, couldn't they? :eek: I need to go make some tea now to try to settle my nerves.
  12. RFOS

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    I don't really see much outrage, except from the pubic-- I mean public-- editor. ;) I think it's a nice picture and I see that Kaetlyn herself agrees and is fine with it.
  13. made_in_canada

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    It's not the most flattering picture but it's probably better than a jump face picture. I doubt she's bothered.

    ETA: Katelyn's response sums it up nicely :)
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    LMAO
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    What did she skate to?
  16. triple_toe

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    I will say that coming from a skater's perspective it's no big deal since you do things like this all the time. If you're on FSU, you know that these things are very run of the mill. But coming from a layman who doesn't watch skating, it might prompt a different response since they aren't used to seeing stuff like that. It's like pairs lifts. For someone who never watches skating, they sometimes look a bit personal :eek: but people who watch skating regularly don't even think of those things.
  17. Cherub721

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    Candyman by Aguilera IIRC
  18. query5

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    While it isn't wholly flattering shot, it is an action shot. I am sure tbere are akot of unfkatteri.g oictures of all skaters that they themselves that thecringe at or considered "crotch shots"that was action shots.
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    Hey, it's even more publicity for Kaetlyn!
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    I think that the outfit looks like cheap latex makes it worse - I don't think it would have been a big deal if it had been a different fabric? I agree it looks like an action shot, the editors probably chose it since it was nice and dynamic, but she has a great expression since she is not doing anything like jumping or spinning.



    well, at least it isn't lacy undies :p...
  21. Skater91

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    The only reason that picture was chosen for the article was to get attention.....it has clearly worked
  22. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Well, if Kaetlyn doesn't mind, why should anyone? It's her crotch.
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    Y'know, personally I'm more offended at the painted/dressed up three and four year old they parade all over TV. This? Not offensive. At least it wasn't a jump/spin face, that newspaper editors seem to love for whatever reason.
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    I guess gynecologists will have a new gal to cheer for, now that Sasha Cohen's retired.
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  25. Zemgirl

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    Joyce Carol Oates will be so disappointed. :D

    I like her expression the picture, too. She looks like she's having fun.
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  26. Iceman

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    Looks like she might have needed a Brazillian. In printing a pic like that one has to give some consideration to the perverts who will get off on it.
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  27. TheIronLady

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    I am fine that some pervy photographer found a way to get skating publicized.
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    The most ridiculous "scandal" I have heard of in a long time.
  29. TheIronLady

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    Crotch shots still have the power to cause quite a stir in the Anglo-Canadian world.
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    Women should skate with a book of 18th century poems held between their knees.
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  31. ioana

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    Only if you can bring yourself to unclutch your pearls first ;).
  32. IceIceBaby

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    I saw that pic too and it definitely wasn't a good choice. She is so young, not a nice way to receive publicity.
    I hope she will won't wear such sheer mondors in the future.
  33. CanuckSk8r

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    I'd rather see an action shot like that rather than one mid jump or mid spin when faces are contorted and there may or may not be boogers and spit flying.
  34. Ziggy

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    She was wearing tights. Her body was completely covered...
  35. IceIceBaby

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    Yes, but the tights were see-thru...
  36. quartz

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    :lol:

    My first thought was, omg she is so cute and has such a joy of skating. Crotch shot controversy??? Meh. Some people clearly haven't watched enough skating if this particular shot is considered obscene!
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    :rofl: :lol:

    Re the photo of Katelyn, I doubt the photographer's intention was to take an unseemly or lascivious photo. It's an action shot and Kaetlyn looks like she's having a blast performing. :)
  38. skatesindreams

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    I've seen much worse than that.
  39. OliviaPug

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    Exactly. I'm glad Kaetlyn doesn't mind. I think it's an awful photo -- for a lot of reasons (and, yeah, the tights are sheer and show the panty and crotch lines that are built into the tights ... really looks tacky). Kaetlyn is adorable. Surely there must have been a better photo to choose than this one.

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  40. mkats

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    I personally didn't think it was that bad. The caption, however, made me laugh - "Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond, 17, earned an eighth place finish in her first ever competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships" - I know it was her first worlds, but it sounded almost like she'd just recently discovered that she had a talent for skating :lol: