‘Creepy’ NBC Video Pulled After Backlash
‘Creepy’ NBC Video Pulled After Backlash, A feature on the network’s website that aimed to honor female athletes misses the mark badly. NBC pulls ‘creepy’ Olympic video ‘Bodies in Motion’ after backlash, The 2012 London Games have been labeled “the women’s Olympics” thanks to record-setting performances and watershed moments like the dawn of women’s boxing as well as the participation of female athletes from Saudi Arabia.
How did NBC decide to help celebrate this incredible time for women in sports? With meaningless objectification, of course!
“Bodies In Motion” was an online video produced by NBC in which women competing in various Olympic sports were featured in soft**re, fetishist slow-motion highlights, while p**n-tastic jazz music played on the soundtrack.
It looked like something a testosterone-filled teenager with a DVR would have spliced together for YouTube; instead, it was the official rights holder of the Olympics in the U.S. that produced it.
As of Friday night, the video has been removed from NBCOlympics.com, according to the Huffington Post. The original URL for the clip now leads to a page that reads, “The page was not found or there was an error. You will be redirected in a few seconds to the homepage. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
Seems like NBC heard the backlash loud and clear.