It’s only the second day of the Olympics Games in Brazil and already two television networks have been accused of sexism.
During the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Canadians lost their collective minds when a broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. referred to Gisele Bündchen as “Mrs. Tom Brady”.
On Saturday, NBC came under fire with similar criticism when it released a statement to explain why it had the Opening Ceremony on tape delay.
— Shelly (@itwasfourone) August 6, 2016
OK, that one sounds a lot more sexist than the “Mrs. Tom Brady” thing.
But a recent Gallup poll noted that there is some accuracy in NBC’s decision making, according to Business Insider.
In 2012, 63 percent of women surveyed said they had a “fair amount” or “great deal” of interest in the Olympic Games in London.
This year, a paltry 47 percent of the women polled for the Rio Olympics expressed the same sentiment.
Still, social media was outraged over the reasoning.
— Meredith Hindley (@CapitolClio) August 6, 2016
The sexism/sexist remarks towards female sports fans from NBC is nauseating. Go shove it where the sun don’t shine. #nbcfail
— Casey ⚓️ (@StarStruck014) August 6, 2016
— Andy Dehnart (@realityblurred) August 6, 2016
“We’re sexist.”–shorter nbc https://t.co/4EcrFBXKyj
— Indignant Otter (@Puckologist) August 6, 2016
I’m still seething at the sexist add-in w/ NBC’s tape delay statement. What year is it? Why throw that in? Why even think it? Ugh.
— Bronce the 4th (@bronceIV) August 6, 2016
@DannyLeroux definitive sexism is just about the only thing NBC’s explanation is not lacking in.
— Marty Mcgowan (@martymcgowan) August 6, 2016
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