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Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletes

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 22:52
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Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletesLondon: US TV network NBC has released a controversial video called Bodies in Motion, featuring scantily clad female athletes, which sparked outrage from viewers.

The viewers say the footage both objectifies and sexualizes world-class female athletes, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

Featuring close-up shots of the female Olympians` breasts and bikini-wearing behinds, along with several clips of beach volleyball players encouragingly tapping each other on the rear, the video has been described as "creepy, porno and shameful".

Jezebel`s Erin Ryan wrote: "People are going to perv out over Olympians because Olympians are hot. But I`m disappointed that NBC posted this on its official Olympics website, thereby giving this treatment of female athletes a platform."

As the official broadcaster of the 2012 Olympics, NBC is the only way to watch and keep up with what is going on in the London games for most Americans, the Mail added.

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First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 22:52

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Sunil - India
I just watched teh video and its absoltely beautiful. I cannot understand how anyone can find this outrageous.
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baidyanath roy - kolkata
Ghandiji said ``dont watch bad , dont listen to bad , dont see bad .``
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Gail Gardner - Dallas, TX, USA
Good to see that SOMEONE besides me realizes this over-sexualization of EVERYTHING has gone way too far. It is perverse! We need to express more outrage - not that the media will listen to us - but only so that those who realize it is wrong know to hold on to their values - and the young people who have been conditioned to believe this is ``normal`` have role models to guide them.
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gopaljiupadhyay - siddharthnagar up india
Harassment 2 athletes did hera spend too late Harassmment ent
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e hucker - canadathunder bay
tell the fuddy duddy 2 go 2 hell or just turn the channel or shut the tv off
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