A photo of Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond on the Globe and Mail's front page sparked outrage on March 18, but the 17-year-old doesn't see what all the fuss is about.

The photo, which showed the teen lifting her leg in a revealing crotch shot position, prompted Globe and Mail public editor Sylvia Stead to blast the paper on Twitter.


Sylvia Stead
Photo on front today is not acceptable in my view & readers. More later.

"Photo on #globeandmail front today is not acceptable in my view & readers," she wrote.

But Osmond told Maurie Sherman of the Roz & Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5 Toronto that she didn't consider the photo to be inappropriate. In fact, she considered it an honour.

"When I first saw the picture I was thinking 'oh cool, it's the first time I've ever gotten on the cover of a newspaper' and I was just really excited about it," said Osmond.

Listen to the full interview below:


Osmond also revealed: "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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  • A photo of figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond featured on The Globe and Mail's front page on Monday caused a wee bit of controversy for its rather sharp focus on the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/18/kaetlyn-osmond-globe-and-mail-front-page_n_2900146.html" target="_blank">Canadian athlete's crotch</a>. Here are some better images of Osmond from the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, and the ISU Grand Prix late last year.

  • Osmond performs her free program in the women's competition at the World Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, March 16, 2013, in London, Ontario.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada skates her free program in the ladies competition at the 2012 Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix event in Windsor on October 27, 2012. Osmond won the gold medal.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond performs during the closing gala at the World Figure Skating Championships Sunday, March 17, 2013 in London, Ontario.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada performs during the exhibition program at the World Figure Skating Championships Sunday, March 17, 2013, in London, Ontario.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada, performs during the ladies short program at the World Figure Skating Championships Thursday, March 14, 2013, in London, Ontario.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada skates in the Ladies Short Program during the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Budweiser Gardens on March 14, 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond competing for Canada practises at Budweiser Gardens in preparation for the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2013. Skaters from around the globe are preparing for the competition which starts on Wednesday.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond, of Canada, performs during the free skate program in the ladies competition at the World Figure Skating Championships Saturday, March 16, 2013, in London, Ontario.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada skates in the exhibition gala at the 2012 Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix event in Windsor, Ontario, October 28, 2012.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada skates her free program in the ladies competition at the 2012 Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix event in Windsor on October 27, 2012.

  • Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada reacts to her first place marks in the free program of the ladies competition at the 2012 Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix event in Windsor on October 27, 2012. Osmond won the gold medal ahead of Japan's Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami.

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