No: the controversy is not that others think the bitch is hot.
You’re apparently just not allowed to compliment a woman anymore.
Maybe if she’s fat you’re allowed to say she’s attractive – that isn’t really clear.
The BBC was embroiled in yet another Wimbledon sexism row last night after Boris Becker commented on the attractiveness of a player’s fiancee.
The pundit had spotted Marton Fucsovics’ partner in the stands as the Hungarian took on defending champ Novak Djokovic on Centre Court.
As Anett Boszormenyi, 29, flashed up on the screen, Becker remarked: ‘They do say they have the most beautiful women in Hungary. I wouldn’t know that, but she’s certainly very pretty.’
It comes after fellow commentator John McEnroe provoked anger earlier in the week by suggesting British teenager Emma Raducanu couldn’t handle the pressure at SW19.
The BBC last night defended three-time champion Becker, 53 – claiming that he had made a ‘light-hearted’ remark and did not intend to offend.
Becker was commentating alongside John Inverdale, who refrained from commenting on Miss Boszormenyi – having previously been slammed for saying French star Marion Bartoli was not a ‘looker’ and would ‘never be a [Maria] Sharapova’.
If I were to be angry at Boris Becker for something, it would be for lying. This woman ain’t pretty.
Instead he offered a net gag, saying: ‘That’s quite a good name for the partner of a tennis player, it’s always good to have a partner called Anett.
‘I’d like to thank my Christmas cracker from 1978 for that joke.’
Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of Women in Sport, last night condemned Becker’s remarks.
“If I don’t get called pretty, nobody gets called pretty!” – Stephanie Hillborne
‘The charity Women in Sport has worked for decades to change sporting culture, including to end the objectification of women,’ she said. ‘When two men are comfortable talking about women in this way, never mind on live TV, it shows there is still more to do.
‘We need everyone to understand how this impacts on women and girls. Shouldn’t we be inspiring the next generation of girls to play sport rather than talking about what women look like?’
I don’t understand the world I’m living in anymore, and I don’t think I want that to change.