Nip­ples cause rip­ples for Beeb

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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.”

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