F1, Gambling & Darts face backlash for stance on female hosts

F1, Gambling & Darts face backlash for stance on female hosts

The decisions to scrap promo girls at high-profile events hosted by Formula One, Gambling Commission and the Professional Darts Corporation have been questioned. 

Last week the Professional Darts Corporation scrapped their use of walk-on girls to escort male players to the stage, and Formula One has also ditched their use of grid girls.

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Comments (2)

  • JC
    JC
    6 days ago
    The best comment I saw on all of this was - "there are a lot of people getting offended these days on behalf of other people that haven't asked them to" That quote can be applied across life these days - as a result of the social media generation everyone feels qualified to comment on everything irrespective of their own knowledge and experience
  • Boris
    Boris
    Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:42pm GMT
    While i agree with the sentiment that losing their jobs because of a feminist movement is hard to bear, I cannot help but look at the double standards. If men were working in this industry and wearing banana hammocks to work there would be less to say, but the fact that they get to wear suits whilst women have to wear next to nothing does not say equality to me. On what basis does a darts player need to be escorted on and off stage by a woman in next to nothing? Why are "grid girls" needed when they don't do anything except stand there? If they were working on the cars i could see the point, but of course if that was the case they'd be wearing overalls like the rest of the crew!
    I would also question whether they are paid the same?
    Until they can find a way for this to follow the rules of equality i maintain that it's an outdated and sexist practice that has no place in modern society.

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