A photo of Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond featured on The Globe and Mail's front page on Monday is sparking outrage.
The Globe's public editor, Sylvia Stead, blasted the newspaper's decision to feature a photo of the 17-year-old Osmond, which shows the figure skater's crotch as she lifts her leg mid-twirl on the ice. See the full front page below.
Stead wrote on Twitter:
"Photo on #globeandmail front today is not acceptable in my view & readers," she wrote.
Stead later went into more detail in a post on the Globe's community blog.
"While the news imperative is to show action photos of athletes, there were many other photos of Kaetlyn and the other victorious Canadian skaters that could have shown their strength and grace," she wrote.
The Globe's media reporter Steve LaDurantaye asked Osmond on Twitter what she thought of the photo. "I really like that picture," she responded online.
@sladurantaye I really like that picture :p— Kaetlyn Osmond (@kaetlyn_23) March 18, 2013
Reaction to photo: it's not a bad pic. It could have been better, it also could have been worse.I'm excited to be on the cover pic isn't bad— Kaetlyn Osmond (@kaetlyn_23) March 18, 2013
Osmond also spoke with Maurie Sherman of the Roz & Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5 Toronto.
When asked whether she found the photo inappropriate she said: "Our skirts go flying all the time so we're used to it so we don't find it that offensive."
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