Nipples cause ripples for Beeb
JOHANNA Konta caused a ripple at Wimbledon when the BBC was accused of focusing on her nipples.
The star, 26, lost her semifinal to Venus Williams, 37, in straight sets.
But the BBC coverage zooming in on her chest had Facebook users all a titter.
Broc Silva wrote: “I’m OK with gussets and nipples generally. But why don’t they focus on Roger Federer’s genitals? Is it just me that thinks it’s sexist?”
Christine Meynell added: “What’s with Johanna Konta’s nipples? They were very rude.”
Franco Cosentino chipped in: “It’s hard to concentrate on the women’s singles. Nipple Fest.”
And a Twitter user said: “Provide nipple covers for female competitors. Cringe watching some matches with elder male family members.” But other viewers disagreed. One joker, using the Twitter handle Jo Konta’s Nipples, tweeted before the game: “Nipple alert: T minus 1 & counting.”
However, a Beeb insider insisted the eye-popping shots of the ace, the first Brit woman in a Wimbledon semi since 1978, were unavoidable.
“Female players’ outfits have got racier. Producers have no say in what they wear,” they said. “It’s difficult for them to avoid these shots on daytime telly.”