The BBC Commentator Who Did The Masters Provided Some Expert Analysis On The Skirt Of Sergio Garcia's Fiancee
FTW- After Garcia sunk the final putt to capture his first major championship on Sunday, Peter Ellis made a comment that many in the audience found demeaning. After Garcia’s fiancee Angela Akins kneeled to the ground in celebration of Sergio’s win, Alliss was heard saying: “She’s got the shortest skirt on the campus.”
The BBC later addressed the issue in a short statement:
“While believing he was off air, Peter made a lighthearted remark which he now knows was inappropriate,” said Gail Sullivan, a BBC spokesperson.
Well, if that's not the type of expert observational analysis that the BBC was looking for from the golf commentator they tasked with breaking down one of the biggest events of the year than I don't know what the hell is. Some may think that critiquing the outfit of the Masters winner's fiancee just moments after the culmination of four long days and 73 grueling holes of golf was unnecessary and inappropriate, but how else was Peter Alliss supposed to fill air? It's not like Sergio Garcia had just overcome an extensive history of failure or something like that. I can't possibly think of any other storylines that needed to be neatly tied up after the first major of the year had just come to a pressure packed conclusion in sudden death. He almost had to compare Angela Akins skirt length to that of the other girls on the imaginary campus he was apparently day dreaming about. He wasn't lured into giving her the old up-and-down after watching her drop to her knees. He was just trying to paint a vivid picture for those who had turned away from the TV for a split second.
Christ, why is everyone so quick to dismiss elderly white dudes as perverted misogynists nowadays? It's like people can't take a lighthearted joke that implies the future wife of the newest green jacket recipient is potentially a little slutty. What has the world come to?!? Pretty sad state of affairs if you ask me. After all, you'd have to research back no further than earlier last week to realize that 86 year old Peter Alliss is totally equipped to pander to the progressive. If you ask me he's basically one vagina away from being a feminist...
“I’ll try not to be too much of a dinosaur [when covering this year’s Masters], but remember: dinosaurs are making a comeback,” Alliss told Newsweek.
“No matter how you wrap it up, women will never be able to do things that men can do. If we want to be equal, are you going to get a woman fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world [in] boxing? Are you? Could you?
Alliss continued: “I think women are more delicate than men. I like holding chairs for women. I enjoy the company of women. I don’t want to be bullied by them. I don’t care for macho women, I don’t care for them very much. And yet they’re prevalent today, and very prevalent in some cases. And very forward.”