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(Globe and Mail)   Public Editor: I agree with our readers that our front page photo of a figure skater figure skating in a figure skating costume was totally inappropriate, event though the figure skater loved it (completely SFW, sadly)   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 85
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2013-03-18 02:35:55 PM
Hot!
 
2013-03-18 02:54:11 PM
Article with the actual photo in question: Link (SFW in my opinion, use your own judgement)
 
2013-03-18 02:55:55 PM
There was literally one inch of cleavage shown. How prudish is Canada these days?
 
2013-03-18 02:56:39 PM
Still, some readers described the photo as too revealing, although it was a typical skating costume. Others said surely you could have found a more dignified photo and I agree with those readers. Many readers (and I fall into the same camp) are very proud of our Canadian athletes and feel paternal or maternal toward them and their great accomplishments. So, they want photos to show our athletes in the best possible light and not to (potentially) embarrass them. And while the news imperative is to show action photos of athletes, there were many other photos of Kaetlyn (such as the one included with this blog post) and the other victorious Canadian skaters that could have shown their strength and grace.
One reader objected to the Saturday photo of world champion skater Patrick Chan as he tumbled on a jump. I would defend that photo inside the sports section because that was the news of the day - despite the fall, he was victorious.
Managing Editor Elena Cherney said that as an A1 picture, the photo of Kaetlyn was meant to showcase a young Canadian's accomplishment at a sporting event, and to provide some fun and colour on the page. "However, the shot we used was an unfortunate choice, and the goal of highlighting Kaetlyn's performance could have been achieved with a different picture. This will be part of an ongoing conversation in the newsroom around picture and image selection."
In my view, the editors need to stop and think about these shots whether in skating, diving or gymnastics. The strength of these photos is that they show strong bodies in motion, but you should ask yourself if you would want yourself pictured this way. Greater care needs to be taken on the front page than on any other because it is essentially the front door.



short version:  IT WAS A BEAVER SHOT, SHE'S ONLY SEVENTEEN* AND WHOMEVER APPROVED IT SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

*Kip Winger unavailable for comment
 
2013-03-18 02:59:53 PM

meanmutton: There was literally one inch of cleavage shown. How prudish is Canada these days?


Oh, wait, the picture in the article wasn't the offending picture?
 
2013-03-18 03:01:06 PM

rickythepenguin: *Kip Winger unavailable for comment


I'm sure he would have been, if anyone remembered he existed.
 
2013-03-18 03:01:35 PM

rickythepenguin: Still, some readers described the photo as too revealing, although it was a typical skating costume. Others said surely you could have found a more dignified photo and I agree with those readers. Many readers (and I fall into the same camp) are very proud of our Canadian athletes and feel paternal or maternal toward them and their great accomplishments. So, they want photos to show our athletes in the best possible light and not to (potentially) embarrass them. And while the news imperative is to show action photos of athletes, there were many other photos of Kaetlyn (such as the one included with this blog post) and the other victorious Canadian skaters that could have shown their strength and grace.
One reader objected to the Saturday photo of world champion skater Patrick Chan as he tumbled on a jump. I would defend that photo inside the sports section because that was the news of the day - despite the fall, he was victorious.
Managing Editor Elena Cherney said that as an A1 picture, the photo of Kaetlyn was meant to showcase a young Canadian's accomplishment at a sporting event, and to provide some fun and colour on the page. "However, the shot we used was an unfortunate choice, and the goal of highlighting Kaetlyn's performance could have been achieved with a different picture. This will be part of an ongoing conversation in the newsroom around picture and image selection."
In my view, the editors need to stop and think about these shots whether in skating, diving or gymnastics. The strength of these photos is that they show strong bodies in motion, but you should ask yourself if you would want yourself pictured this way. Greater care needs to be taken on the front page than on any other because it is essentially the front door.


short version:  IT WAS A BEAVER SHOT, SHE'S ONLY SEVENTEEN* AND WHOMEVER APPROVED IT SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

*Kip Winger unavailable for comment


Meh, I've seen worse on Blues Clues.
 
2013-03-18 03:02:06 PM

CommieTaoist: Article with the actual photo in question: Link (SFW in my opinion, use your own judgement)


Ah, that makes a little bit more sense. I thought they ran with the picture in the linked article and was thinking "WTF is this shiat!"

/and don't most figure skaters wear the skin-colored sheer leggings anyway?
 
2013-03-18 03:02:38 PM
Or, in other words, "let's post this bullshiat apology and see how many more clicks we can get for this figure skater picture"
 
2013-03-18 03:02:39 PM

meanmutton: meanmutton: There was literally one inch of cleavage shown. How prudish is Canada these days?

Oh, wait, the picture in the article wasn't the offending picture?


Yea I thought it was too.
 
2013-03-18 03:04:46 PM
I'm pretty sure it's the job of editors to pick the worst possible photo of local athletes.  Me and our girl HS all star athlete had our pics in the newspaper often and we often joked about how often they picked horrendous photos to the point where it was most likely intentional or, this being fark, how we must be hideous trolls.  Speaking on her behalf, she was not a troll.

/that one looked okay to me.  Cheerleaders/swimmers wear less.
 
2013-03-18 03:10:07 PM

thecpt: /that one looked okay to me. Cheerleaders/swimmers wear less.



yeah, but the thing to me is her age.  if she wasn't that young it wouldn't be a big deal but...come on man.

a few years ago the local paper had, on A1 of the sports page, a shot of JD Drew grimacing/screming in pain after suffering a compound lower leg fracture silding into home.  the shot showed his ankle hanging off at an unnatural angle.  it was stomach turning.  like his foot was facing backwards.  i wrote an angry LTtE saying the photo, while newsworthy, was bullshiat and basically, 'HEY CHECK OUT SOME FRONT PAGE GORE!"  they never responded so whatever.
 
2013-03-18 03:13:48 PM
proxy.storify.com

Scandalous!
 
2013-03-18 03:15:26 PM
And all that jazz...
 
2013-03-18 03:18:35 PM
Make a wish.
 
2013-03-18 03:19:39 PM
I really like that picture :p

/not bad for typing one-handed, huh?
 
2013-03-18 03:27:53 PM

rickythepenguin: yeah, but the thing to me is her age.  if she wasn't that young it wouldn't be a big deal but...come on man.


yeah, i can see that argument.  I just don't think it's a bad photo.  Maybe because I did track and I'm used to seeing girls in just tights.
 
2013-03-18 03:28:51 PM
Those responsible have been sacked
 
2013-03-18 03:30:16 PM
people.famouswhy.com

Gorgeous.
 
2013-03-18 03:33:17 PM
I guess I just don't understand what is so salacious about that photo, even if she is 17. Anybody who was at the performance saw the same thing. Is this just more "think of the children" run amok, or am I missing something?
 
2013-03-18 03:39:05 PM

rickythepenguin: a shot of JD Drew grimacing/screming in pain after suffering a compound lower leg fracture silding into home


That's awful.  I'm told this is Mericah where gore is allowed everywhere, but swear words are a no no.  Still, as far as this one goes I don't think it's that bad.
 
2013-03-18 03:39:34 PM
Canada sure is a strange place.
 
2013-03-18 03:39:38 PM
Googling.........age of consent in Canada is 16. Used to be 14.
 
2013-03-18 03:39:53 PM

rickythepenguin: thecpt: /that one looked okay to me. Cheerleaders/swimmers wear less.


yeah, but the thing to me is her age. if she wasn't that young it wouldn't be a big deal but...come on man.

a few years ago the local paper had, on A1 of the sports page, a shot of JD Drew grimacing/screming in pain after suffering a compound lower leg fracture silding into home.  the shot showed his ankle hanging off at an unnatural angle.  it was stomach turning.  like his foot was facing backwards.  i wrote an angry LTtE saying the photo, while newsworthy, was bullshiat and basically, 'HEY CHECK OUT SOME FRONT PAGE GORE!"  they never responded so whatever.


Meh, people have been lusting after 17 year olds forever.

You come on like a dream, peaches and cream,
Lips like strawberry wine.
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine.
- Ringo Starr
 
2013-03-18 03:40:33 PM
Another bad thing about the internet; every whinny shat with 30 seconds to kill gets their voice heard.

/including me
 
2013-03-18 03:41:40 PM
I thought Canadians were proud of their beavers?
 
2013-03-18 03:43:51 PM

Biff_Steel: I thought Canadians were proud of their beavers?


It's their national animal, for crying out loud!
 
2013-03-18 03:45:27 PM
Wait til they get wind of what goes on in gymnastics.
 
2013-03-18 03:46:42 PM
a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-03-18 03:51:40 PM

CommieTaoist: Article with the actual photo in question: Link (SFW in my opinion, use your own judgement)


Thanks

I actually googled Ice skater burka. I didn't find much,but there's this:

l2.yimg.com
 
2013-03-18 03:52:09 PM
It's not like there's pubes hanging out the side of the outfit...I don't see what the problem is.
 
2013-03-18 03:53:42 PM

Eligarf: Anybody have a large hi-res version?

For scientific purposes, of course.


www.holdinoutforahero.org
 
2013-03-18 03:53:50 PM

uncleacid: Make a wish.


Way ahead of you
 
2013-03-18 03:58:47 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Scandalous!


Hey look! No casino in Ontario!
 
2013-03-18 03:59:23 PM
It really would have helped if they'd shown the picture, though I guess that shouldn't be expected. I was reading the article and wondering how prude Canada had become. Seeing the actual picture, yeah. You don't run that in a newspaper.

For what it's worth, I think it's a nice photo (even disregarding the beaver shot). But, no.
 
2013-03-18 04:04:16 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: I guess I just don't understand what is so salacious about that photo, even if she is 17. Anybody who was at the performance saw the same thing. Is this just more "think of the children" run amok, or am I missing something?


Obviously, you are a pedophile if you look at that picture prior to her turning 18.

17 years 364 days? Pedo. 17 years 365 days? Get out of the way, I can't see her labia.
 
2013-03-18 04:09:41 PM

TheManofPA: Eligarf: Anybody have a large hi-res version?

For scientific purposes, of course.

[www.holdinoutforahero.org image 300x375]


I'm not sure why this never ceases to be moderately amusing
 
2013-03-18 04:18:02 PM
In what conceivable reality is that unacceptable?
 
2013-03-18 04:31:36 PM
Uh, it's a "look at this girl's crotch" photo. Sure, it's a common thing in figure skating but freeze the shot and hello. Wrestling photos are worse. Faces in bulges make for a homoerotic candy land.
 
2013-03-18 04:33:41 PM

js34603: Bonanza Jellybean: I guess I just don't understand what is so salacious about that photo, even if she is 17. Anybody who was at the performance saw the same thing. Is this just more "think of the children" run amok, or am I missing something?

Obviously, you are a pedophile if you look at that picture prior to her turning 18.

17 years 364 days? Pedo. 17 years 365 days? Get out of the way, I can't see her labia.


Actually, at that age range it would be ephebophila.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-18 04:33:44 PM
17 year old crotch shouldn't be the cover. 17 year old cleavage, sure. 17 year old with legs together in bikini, sure. But spread legs is in poor taste for a newspaper cover, especially when she doesn't have breasts to distract viewers.
 
2013-03-18 04:37:04 PM
If she cared she would have wore pants.
 
2013-03-18 04:37:42 PM
Al Neuharth approves
 
2013-03-18 04:37:58 PM

lunchinlewis: [people.famouswhy.com image 400x219]

Gorgeous.


She outta cut that uniform a little higher in the thigh. Show a little more ash.
 
2013-03-18 04:41:20 PM

ZAZ: 17 year old crotch shouldn't be the cover. 17 year old cleavage, sure. 17 year old with legs together in bikini, sure. But spread legs is in poor taste for a newspaper cover, especially when she doesn't have breasts to distract viewers.


I enjoy your logic and wish to subscribe to your newsletter

That being said, I had such a nerdy fanboy crush on Sarah Hughes after she won in 2002
 
2013-03-18 04:46:59 PM

Bonanza Jellybean: I guess I just don't understand what is so salacious about that photo, even if she is 17. Anybody who was at the performance saw the same thing. Is this just more "think of the children" run amok, or am I missing something?


You're right. And in fact, anybody who has watched any figure skating at all has seen the same thing. The skirts on those costumes are decorative, and don't really cover anything.
 
2013-03-18 04:57:43 PM
It's far less scandalous for the Sun to have a stripper-of-the-week section. I guess the Globe and Mail holds itself to higher standards.
 
2013-03-18 05:00:16 PM

meanmutton: meanmutton: There was literally one inch of cleavage shown. How prudish is Canada these days?

Oh, wait, the picture in the article wasn't the offending picture?


I made that mistake for a second.  I agree that that pic was a bit much, especially considering the fact that she's 17.
 
2013-03-18 05:15:55 PM

HMS_Blinkin: I made that mistake for a second. I agree that that pic was a bit much, especially considering the fact that she's 17.


Perhaps not a great shot for the cover but what in blue blazes does the fact she is seventeen have to do with the price of tea in china. What farking difference does it make that she's 17? She. Is. Skating.
 
2013-03-18 05:26:39 PM

zarberg: ZAZ: 17 year old crotch shouldn't be the cover. 17 year old cleavage, sure. 17 year old with legs together in bikini, sure. But spread legs is in poor taste for a newspaper cover, especially when she doesn't have breasts to distract viewers.

I enjoy your logic and wish to subscribe to your newsletter

That being said, I had such a nerdy fanboy crush on Sarah Hughes after she won in 2002


Yeah she's a cutie. Looks like she grew some impressive boobage also.
 
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