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F1 and grid girls

Nice butt …

F1’s managing director, in response to one of the many packs of  baying feminist  harridans, announced the end of motor racing’s Formula 1  ‘grid girls’ in May 18, saying

“While the practice of employing grid girls has been a staple of Formula One Grands Prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms.”

The is unadulterated piffle. ‘Societal norms’, far from shunning women in skimpy clothes, have resulted in a whole billion dollar industry based around selfies in underwear, ‘flaunting ample assets’ (see the  ‘Daily Mail’), and carefully orchestrated ‘wardrobe malfunctions’  being depicted in social media and family newspapers.

Grunpy, who has oft voiced his frustration at this sort of nonsensical capitulation exhibited by F1, was pleased to see that the premier world motorbike race competition, MotoGP, decided to keep its ‘Paddock girls’, who hold up umbrellas over the riders on the grid, grace the winning ceremonies, and add charm to the otherwise oily rag proceedings.

Grunpy cannot help but feel that F1 was targeted because, as it has wide recognition as a sport, it hence brings maximum publicity to the self-seeking agendas of the objectors. Probably none of them have ever heard of MotoGP, and if they had, they would realise it wouldn’t get much PR coverage.

See an objection on moral grounds, and then look to see where the self-interest is, seems to be a good rule when assessing the objectivity and integrity of complainants who are not directly involved.