The Colombian women's cycling team got international attention on the weekend—but probably not for the reasons they were hoping for.
The team—which is backed by the Colombian government’s ministry of sport and sponsored by the capital city of Bogota—was wearing uniforms that made it look as if they were revealing their bare flesh thanks to the design that featured a gold-coloured swab of fabric that unfortunately, when photographed, looked flesh-tone on the groin area.
Naturally, people aired their views about the uniform on social media because nothing is more scary than a bare vagina:
I'm no fashion expert but even I know that the Colombia women's cycling team kit seen here is a genuine disaster pic.twitter.com/4vdRzH8ohd— Hilary Evans (@OlympicStatman) September 13, 2014
It's important to note that the uniform's colours aren't just arbitrary. In fact, they are the colours of IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar (swath of
nude gold and all).
This isn't the first time a team's uniform has stirred a bit of controversy. The Australian swimming team's uniform was criticized during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, thanks to the Speedos that drew the eyes to the crotch area.
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