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Posted on 06/29/2012 8:45:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog
An Australian Olympic swimmer has been criticised for posing in a bikini deemed 'too revealing' - but has started a copycat craze of people wearing the outfit.
Triple gold medalist Stephanie Rice posted the picture of her in a two-piece designer swimsuit on Twitter earlier this week.
The bikini - known as the 'tomb raider' - had been given to her as a birthday present from the designer Ellie Gonsalves.
But critics blasted for the sports star for showing off in the costume which some claimed was 'too sexy'.
One fan tweeted: 'Stephanie Rice posting a photo of herself in swimwear has brought disgrace to the Australian swim team and she should be dropped.'
Despite the public backlash, Miss Rice left the photo on her Instagram page.
There were also claims that by posing in the swimsuit she could have breached a sponsorship contract with Speedo.
However, her management denied that she had broken any rules.
A spokesman said: 'No, Stephanie isn't an ambassador for Ellie Gonsalves, she just loves their stuff.
'She doesn't have any relationship with Speedo anymore so there are no restrictions there.'
Despite some criticism, the picture sparked a string of spoofs with men posting pictures of themselves in the same costume. Many of the them were supporting the swimmer.
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Definitely not guilty.
Some of that was actually funny. Seriously, though, aren’t there more important things to worry about right now?
As a former competitive swimmer, there’s nothing there that offends me.
And its about time I saw men that actually look GOOD in Speedos.
The chest hair in combo with that bikini is pretty disgusting.
WOW she has really bright eyes !
I see no problems here, and would like to take the opportunity to encourage her to share more pics. :)
If that's controversial, the Ozzies are farther gone than I'd hoped. :-(
This sounds like the whining from the “female athlete not acting like a lesbian” crowd
Womens sports are never going to gain traction until the ladies who can mix the athletic and the pretty get treated with respect from the “Lesbian” crowd.
Let us pray that the muffin tops (of any of the four sexes) with the tramp stamps do NOT, NOT I say, emulate.
PS: Could use pockets.
CC: Sir Elton John
I’d like to offer my services pro bono. I’m not a lawyer, but still.
I was offended by the cretins calling her a homophobe.
Sodomy nazis invented the word homophobe to disparage and prevent rational thinking on same-sex attraction disorder.
“Homophobia? Oh, you mean the entirely normal aversion that normal people feel for perverts.”
In September 2010, Rice came under fire when she made a remark that was considered homophobic on Twitter following a Rugby Union match in which the Australian Wallabies defeated the South African Springboks. Rice's Twitter message said "Suck on that faggots!". Rice later removed the remark and apologised for it; however, Rice's sponsor Jaguar severed all ties with her and requested the return of a loan vehicle.
Stephanie Rice is a woman of her own mind.
That Rice is BOILIN’ hot, baby!;)
And it looks like there would be no stray hair in the bowl, either;)
Oh, my Sal, she is a maiden fair
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day
With flashing eyes and curly hair
Sing Polly wolly doodle all the day
(Leon Redbone sings it, "curly eyes and laughing hair")
Stephanie Rice, pride of Australia. Nice swimsuit BTW. Have the Aussies turned into a bunch of candy-ass sissies? Here in the US, she would have to fight off guys with a bayonet.
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