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Blond women video pulled: And yes, I'm offended

Posted By: John Downs · 9/19/2014 3:48:00 PM

The three young women, dressed all in white, can be seen cheering on their Vancouver Whitecaps, raising their hands in the air. The online promo is in slow motion. The soundtrack features high-noted strings, ratcheting up the tension and excitement. After complaints, the video has been pulled.

Apparently, some fans deemed it to be sexist and misogynistic. And you can understand why. The promo featured only women. They're all blond. One of them is wearing a tank top that allows viewers to see the curvature and general size of her breasts. The fact all three women are Caucasian should also have led to complaints of a lack of diversity, but that does not appear to be the issue here. Although, come to think of it, there are other factors to consider when deciding whether the Vancouver Major League Soccer franchise should have canned the video.

The team actually produced eight ...

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