This is a post that I wrote on Monday that doesn’t really fit on my site, but I’d like to think that I’m not so much about any one thing that I could really write about anything. Thanks Amanda for a place to unload something random like this on a Think Out Loud Thursday. It’s something I’d really expect to see over at Fit is a Feminist Issue…but those ladies probably don’t watch the TODAY show and most of them live in Canada. Check out some of their posts on similar topics here and here and lots of other places on their blog.
Dear TODAY Show,
I watch you every morning that I am not rushing out of the door before the tv comes on. I enjoy your morning show over all others and dread staying over at other people’s houses because they don’t watch the TODAY Show and what am I supposed to do?! However, I was a little offended with your piece on the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on Monday. Mainly because I first applauded you for bringing on the models who were both “traditional” and “nontraditional”, but then you went and blurred Ronda Rousey. She was body painted and nothing was revealed in the images you were showing…..nothing that would have been blatant or offensive at least. Your own Matt Lauer has sported visible nipples in his Halloween Baywatch Costume a few years ago. This picture came directly from your website and he is not blurred. Why is it okay for him to wear fake breasts with visible nipples, but not okay for Ronda Rousey to be shown without blurring her chest? If we were supposed to embrace her “muscular physique”, then focus on that and stop drawing attention where attention didn’t need to be drawn…..or just use a different clip? It seems like a double standard to me.
AmberLynn, Unimpressed Viewer