Formula One drivers have been spraying champagne in people’s faces since forever, but for some reason it’s all of a sudden pissed off a bunch of people, who are now demanding an apology from Chinese Grand Prix race winner, Lewis Hamilton.
Object – a leading group campaigning against sexism in the media – have claimed the Mercedes driver is ‘selfish and inconsiderate’ for spraying champagne into a woman’s face on the podium.
Roz Hardie, chief executive of Object, a campaign on media sexism and ‘sex object culture’, said: ‘The photographs appear to show that the woman is not just being splashed, but that the champagne is being very specifically directed into her face, which does not look like a voluntary piece of horseplay on her part.
‘If this if the case we think Lewis Hamilton should apologise for his actions and think carefully about how he behaves in the future. For most people, it would be apparent that she is not enjoying it.
‘It is surely a very difficult position to be a grid girl and she would have had little option but to stand there and take it. That is something of which he should be aware. But instead, he appears to have abused her position.
‘It’s unfortunate that a great victory has been marred by what appears to be selfish and inconsiderate behaviour.’
The big question is, why has this suddenly become a thing and why is it only Lewis Hamilton who’s getting the abuse? Surely the main problem is that the girls are there in the first place.
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