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Rock Climbing Chiefs Apologies To Female Athlete After Camera Zoomed In On Her Bum During Event

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Rock Climbing Chiefs Apologies To Female Athlete After Camera Zoomed In On Her Bum During Event

Where is the respect?

Protests were made when Johanna Farber’s bum became the camera’s focus during Climbing World Championships that was aired on TV from Moscow. The 23-year-old Austrian’s bum was broadcasted throughout the country by ORF.

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The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) apologized for the incident that has happened more than once, “The IFSC would like to deeply apologize to Johanna Färber, Austria Climbing, all the athletes, and the entire Sport Climbing community for the images that were broadcast today during the women’s Boulder semi-final at the IFSC Climbing World Championships Moscow 2021.”

This isn’t the first time Johanna has to deal with over-sexualization when she’s competing by the national broadcaster, ORF.

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IFSC President Marco Scolaris has also made clear his displeasure at the broadcaster’s act, “How many times will things have to be done wrong before we learn how to do them right?”

Previously, Johanna was competing for the World Cup in Innsbruck.

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ORF’s apology statement for the incident then reads, “We acknowledge that, for a brief moment, we chose to display the sport of climbing in the wrong way. We commit ourselves to keep working for a fair, equal, and better representation of women’s sports.”

After receiving so many messages, Johanna’s shared an upsetting message on Instagram, “Honestly wtf?”

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“Having this slow-motion clip shown on NATIONAL TV and YouTube live stream is so disrespectful and upsetting. I’m an athlete and here to show my best performance. To be honest, I do really feel so embarrassed to know that thousands of people saw this.”

“We need to stop sexualizing women in sports and start to appreciate their performance.”

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