A Belgian sports journalist has sparked fury after making a crude comment about a young reporter’s top on Twitter. Sven Spoormakers posted a picture of Belén Mendiguren interviewing cyclists during a race in Argentina, adding the caption: ‘Is it cold in Argentina?’.
The comment prompted a backlash from fellow journalists who took aim at the Belgian for ‘objectifying’ the young reporter. Spoormakers, a former junior cycling champion, initially defended his comment but later backed down and admitted it was ‘offensive to a lot of people’.
Here’s a pic of the “reporter” in question:
I remember our band’s favorite question when faced with an outfit like this: “Is it cold, or are you just pleased to see me?”
A more pertinent question would be this: “Why did you put that top on this morning?” And don’t give me that “It’s so hot!” bullshit; she wore it to attract the attention of the men she wanted to interview, and any other reason is a fucking lie.
Sorry, love; if the goods aren’t to be looked at, don’t put them in the window. And as for all the other scolds: FOAD, and take your “fury” with you.