Some Aren't Pleased With The San Diego Growlers Having Pole Dancers On The Sidelines During Their Ultimate Frisbee Game
LBS- On Saturday, the San Diego Growlers invited a group of six women from a fitness studio to participate in their halftime festivities. This particular studio is called Sexy Beast Studio, and it is where people use pole dancing to stay in shape. Growlers trainer Chris Chamberlain, whose wife runs the business, suggested the idea.
Fans were not happy.
“This makes me embarrassed. @SDGrowlers not ok,” a woman who owns a share of another American Ultimate Disc League team wrote on Twitter, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “Issue apology and educate yourself on sports and gender issues 101. Stat.”
Many fans actually left the event during the halftime show.
“I attended this game and was shocked to see the dancers at halftime,” one Reddit user wrote. “A not insignificant number of attendees left the event as soon as they realized what was happening; mostly attendees who had brought their children expecting a family affair.”
I have to admit, this news surprises me. The idea that San Diego has a professional ultimate frisbee team whose halftime show features girls that don't have enough daddy issues to commit to stripping swinging around on poles meant for just that isn't too shocking. The fact that their fan base would intersect with the PC police that can't recognize an eclectic new-age art form when they see it? That takes me a back a bit. I guess there's no societal realm that hasn't been infiltrated by people that get offended as a hobby. Either that or I'm totally off base when it comes to pigeonholing the type of person that shells out cash to watch grown men toss around a disc.
Getting "mad online" levels of upset about scantily girls showing off their flexibility during the intermission of a beach activity turned organized sporting event kind of feels like showing up to a hacky sack competition and immediately complaining that it smells like weed. If you were outraged enough to take to the internet when a niche event that was taking place in Southern California incorporated the tried and true method of introducing eye candy to satisfy their paying customers then I would suggest finding a new way to entertain your sheltered children on a Saturday afternoon. I wouldn't waste anytime either, because if this is the type of fun killing that happens at home then they'll be doing narcotics with the neighbors in no time. As far as I am concerned, pole dancers aren't out of place at ultimate frisbee games. The people acting like they have a pole tickling their colon as they treat girls in booty shorts and cut-off tee shirts like they are pussy poppin' on a handstand are the ones that are out of line here.