Outrage over Front-Page Newspaper Photo of Kaetlyn Osmond

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  1. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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

    IceIceBaby New Member

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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.
     
  3. CanuckSk8r

    CanuckSk8r New Member

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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.
     
  4. Ziggy

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

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

    quartz Far beyond these castle walls

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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!
     
  7. aftershocks

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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. :)
     
  8. skatesindreams

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    I've seen much worse than that.
     
  9. 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.

    O-
     
  10. 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:
     
  11. Jozet

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    Paradoxically, I don't approve of visible panty lines much more than I don't approve of crotch shots. Kinda 1/2 Emily Post, 1/2 Lady Gaga.
     
  12. overedge

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    :confused: I don't think Mondor tights are any more or less see-through than any other brand of tights.
     
  13. OliviaPug

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    No, it wasn't all that bad ... but why oh why do photographers have such a hard time taking a decent photo of a gorgeous girl performing a beautiful sport? It's not like they have to pay for each photo they take. Why can't they take and use GOOD photos?

    O-
     
  14. jdonavan

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    THANK YOU!
     
  15. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    and the Stranger has picked up on the "crotch shot that rocked Canada". :lol:

    usually they only care about skating when Johnny Weir is involved, so good for Kaetlyn!
     
  16. grimey

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    The entire photo is not the most flattering(crotch shot or not). Of all the snaps the photographer took, how could that be the best one?
     
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  17. TheIronLady

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    She looks like she is performing a show for military men. It reminded the photographer of Sonja Henie's morale boosting visits to the boys overseas. :)
     
  18. Skittl1321

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    The headline made a pun about kicking or legs up or something. So it may have been an editorial decision to support that rather than a photographer saying "this is great". Of course, it turned out to be a poor decision based on the silly uproar.

    Based on all the horrible photos of skaters I don't think photographers get much say or editors have good taste.
     
  19. TheIronLady

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    Newspaper skating photos have tended toward the sensational or sexualized in my lifetime. Perhaps in past decades they were more respectful and showed ladies' spirals or laybacks. I recall many creepy mid-jump faces, still images of spins that look pornographic, or falls with flailing arms or legs. The falls I can understand from a reporting perspective, but they are still sensational. I know some people find it disrespectful to show images of an athlete falling who does more on that night than the one or two falls pictured, but I think pictures of a fall can tell a story and represent agony...

    ETA: Except photos of Patrick's falls because he gets to celebrate after them ;)

    I don't know what story crotch shots tell...
     
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  20. Rottie

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    From the description I heard on CBC's As It Happens, I thought the costume had slipped and her, er, flower was on display. But this just shows her strength, flexibility, and balance. It's a good figure skating photo. If one has a fetish for crotches, I suppose one could stare at that strip of fabric there and imagine what lies under it, but most of us have better things to do, like appreciate skating.
     
  21. TheIronLady

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    This reader's comment killed me. I will attempt to censor it somewhat for I myself clutched my pearls a bit during my reading. You can go to the link to read the full comment if you must.

     
  22. IceIceBaby

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    They are very "thick" material, at least the ones that I have had to use. Nothing would see thru! There is a big difference in regular tights and skating tights.
     
  23. Ziggy

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    Again, nothing was on display on that photo. Jesus Christ, can't some people get a life.
     
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  25. TheIronLady

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    Ziggy, some of it is exaggerated in order to have fun. The reader comment I quoted was someone's satire, and yes a few people do need to get a life.
     
  26. CanuckSk8r

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    There are two different weights of mondors, but even the thin ones have appropriate coverage. I agree with what you said.
     
  27. Spareoom

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    So it's not okay to show an action shot of Kaetlyn who is fully covered and wearing tights, but nobody minds when we get action shots of gymnasts, who are often younger and are wearing much higher cuts and no tights? Goodness.
     
  28. overedge

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    Yes, I know that. But your comment was "I hope she will won't wear such sheer mondors in the future", which I read as saying that Mondor brand tights were the problem in the picture.
     
  29. overedge

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    What I find hilarious is the choice of that particular photo out of the thousands upon thousands of pictures taken of Katelyn during Worlds!!! Surely there must have been at least a few choices better than that one???? :lol: There were cameras EVERYWHERE she went!
     
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