Is it me, or does the world of sports seem to be getting all the more interesting year over year?
Ever since Janet Jackson’s slippery nipple on the 2006 Super Bowl (not to be confused with the intoxicating drink) made its way into the arena of professional sports, folks have been looking to attain their 15 minutes of fame via exposing the proverbial goodies.
Ever since the “wardrobe malfunction” of 2006, people have been digging their knives into a slice of the naked-pie in order to have a taste of the notoriety.
Let us take into consideration Kinsey Wolanski’s foray into the Champions League Finals soccer match by streaking across the field during the first half of the Liverpool versus Tottenham reiterates that very sentiment earlier this year.
However, this time it wasn’t football that was graced by a display of the female anatomy, nor was it soccer, or football again if you want to get technical, that had a wardrobe folly. This time, it was the American pastime: baseball.
Lauren Summer, the brand executive of the X-rated digital magazine SHAGMAG, along with the company CEO Julia Rose, decided that it was time to create some “awareness” of breasts.
Well, to be fair, breast cancer awareness (according to the duo).
Now how exactly a scenario of flashing creates awareness to an ailment completely confuses me. I can’t fathom the last time I was in a Kroger and a man exposed his testicles next to the produce section in order to create awareness for testicular cancer.
Specifically, the unclad lasses thought that by showing their breasts to Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole during Game 5 of the World Series would accomplish said breast cancer awareness. In all actuality, it created some awareness of their breasts.
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Lauren Summer had tweeted the following with regard to some of the online scrutiny received after the risqué stunt:
“To clarify, yes, we knew we would get banned, yes, the [banishment] letters are real, and yes, I would do it again lol. More importantly, subscribe to @SHAGMAG_ because the proceeds go directly to women with breast cancer to pay for their medical bills.”
Well, not exactly everyone was convinced of the aforementioned virtue signaling, and one respondent on Twitter, who would be a part of the awareness said to be created, had the following to say:
“I don’t care that they show t—–s or whatever… but I have breast cancer, and I’m not sure how that helps me in any way.”
I’ll admit, I’m in the same boat of misunderstanding as well.
Lauren Summer decided to tackle the scrutiny set forth by the woman who claimed to be a victim of breast cancer by responding with the following:
“Our proceeds from @SHAGMAG_ will be going to women with breast cancer and paying off their medical bills. Meeting with them in person and doing whatever we can to help with the platform we have.”
Summer, along with her CEO Rose, shared copies of their banishment letters Monday on social media. League spokesperson Michael Teevan told USA Today that the women had been banned, stating MLB “distributed a letter to the individuals in question, and the letter set for an indefinite ban for each.”
She posted a bathroom selfie from the police headquarters at the game.
In the plainest of language, Summer and Rose were said to be in violation of fan conduct, according to the letters posted online. While a ban may seem harsh, most folks can’t ignore the fact that fan conduct as disruptive as that magnitude wouldn’t create possible variations of athletic performance.
The letter went on to state:
“During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business.”
Despite the distraction that transpired on Game 5 that day, The Astros didn’t lose their sights on victory, seeing that they claimed their third straight victory and now lead the series over the Nationals, 3-2.
Is it too soon to say The Astros might win the World Series “in a flash”?