Surfing League banned shooting athletes buttocks close-up
The heavy movement against the harassment goes around the world and finally got to the surf. The International Surfing League urged photographers and cameramen to keep their dirty lenses away from the competitors' buttocks. Thus, the league decided to support the movement #metoo, although no complaints of sexual harassment were received from the surfer.
Source: Stab Magazine
So now you can not shoot athletes
The publication of Stab Magazine reported that the International Surfing League appealed to operators and photographers with a request not to shoot close-ups of female athletes during turns at the foot of the wave and diving under the waves. Operators should be most cautious in this matter if they are broadcast live, because in this case they do not have time for installation.
And the ban applies only to girls in bikinis, athletes in shorts can be removed and closer. Also banned were inappropriate jokes and lustful looks at colleagues.Such requirements International League of Surfing considers its contribution to the fight against sexual harassment, although complaints of harassment from surfers have not previously been received.
The news caused a resonance, and a real battle unfolded in the comments. Many reacted negatively to such a decision, someone even suggested that it was a joke.
True, there were those who agree with the decision of the league.