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Stop the Presses: Going to “War” over Boobs… Really???

I found this post sitting in my draft folder from February 23rd, 2012.  I’m not sure why I never finished it and posted it, to be honest, but considering the topic – boobs – and the key person here, German figure skater Katerina Witt, I felt it was too good to go into the trash bin.  Where else can you find something completely out there from which I have a personal story to tie in?!?

So I apologize for the lack of current relevance in this post…


The original post:

Forget war, hunger, death, famine, recession, subways, and all the talk around Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s weight… All of that is nonsense when you have a news story like this one I read about today via numerous sources.

The Brits and the Germans are on the verge of war…

This war is being fought over former Olympic figure-skating champion, Katerina Witt’s cleavage.

Oh yes.

Her boobs.

As an aside, I actually met Katerina back when I was 17-years-old.  One of my many jobs was working with my sister in the concession stand at the then North York Centennial arena (the snack bar for you non-arena folks) – for the City of North York, and Katerina and Brian Boitano were there practicing.  The Toronto Maple Leafs used to practice at Centennial arena too – different story here too…

Witt was incredible looking in person.  Tall, very fit and very busty.  Very nice too.  I was too shy to approach her for an autograph on her way out of the arena after one of her practices, so I convinced the arena maintenance staff to get it for me and according to them, she happily obliged.  The autograph came back like this; “To Warren and his sister”  Love Katerina.  Between the front of the arena and the change rooms in the back and after working there for 2 or 3 years, they forgot my sister’s name.  She was not impressed.

I still have it.

But I digress…

From all that I have read and heard, there is a “war” going on because the former Olympic figure skater has been wearing low-cut tops as a judge on a popular U.K. show called Dancing on Ice which has not been sitting well with the British tabloids who have been all over her.  In response, German newspapers have responded by publishing photos of busty British models, like Katie Price and Jodie Marsh.

It seems that there is a belief in Germany that the Brits have insulted Witt, forcing her to show too much cleavage, much in the same way the British Sun newspaper has the page 3 girl topless and over inflated woman like Katie Price are adored.

Witt won two Olympic gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 and later posed for Playboy.

In case this was not silly enough, British viewers took to Twitter to tweet that Witt’s cleavage and figure-hugging attire was distracting to viewers.  Since that outburst Witt started appearing on the show wearing much less-revealing clothing and she said she was not ordered to cover up, but rather it was a personal choice.  “Of course you read the comments,” she said.

Pictures below are Witt from the show and Price from… Somewhere.

What do you think?  Too distracting?