Punished for “immoral behavior” and losing her role of an ambassador for a Catholic youth group because of baring it all for ESPN’s Body Issue, Agnieszka Radwanska voiced her opinion about the criticism she received and said that those who called the photos immoral clearly didn’t take into account the context of the magazine, adding that she was not paid for the shoot.
For those that are not familiar with the magazine, ESPN The Body Issue is a celebration of the beauty of the bodies of the best athletes in the world. It includes both men and women of all ages and all shapes and sizes. Other athletes photographed include San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 77-year-old golf legend Gary Player, and Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings – during and after her pregnancy.
Radwanska also said that the imagery is not explicit and the accompanying interview solely focuses on her job as an athlete and how she keeps her body in shape. You can read Radwanska’s full statement here. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)