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Bodies in motion: Why else would you watch beach volleyball?


‘Porn music’, slow motion and ‘too many close-ups’: NBC sparks anger from viewers over sexualized footage of female athletes at the Olympics

NBC has released a controversial video called Bodies in Motion, featuring scantily clad female athletes ‘spiking a volleyball, jumping off the starting block, and everything in-between,’ as described by the TV network.

However the slow motion video, edited over what has been called ‘soft core porn music’, has sparked outrage from viewers who say the footage both objectifies and sexualizes world-class female athletes.

Featuring close-up shots of the female Olympians breasts and bikini-wearing behinds, along with several clips of beach volleyball players encouragingly tapping each other on the rear, the video has been described as ‘creepy, porno and shameful.’

* Ready for the Olympics: Nude is always better

English: President George W. Bush stands with ...

English: President George W. Bush stands with the U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball team of Misty May-Treanor, left, and Kerri Walsh at the Chaoyang Park practice courts Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, before their matches at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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