Elite gymnastics apparently now not have to fill up on glitzy, heavy cosmetics, because the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation has reportedly banned face paint and mandated that athletes put on “modest” make-up for competitions. The information has since been broadly chastised by Twitter customers each inside and past the gymnastics group.
On Oct. 29, Dutch gymnast Céline van Gerner shared a screenshot of a rule change allegedly issued by the Worldwide Gymnastics Federation (often called FIG) throughout the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Glamour and Attract report.
“Face portray shouldn’t be allowed, any make-up should be modest and never painting a theatrical character (animal or human)” the brand new rule learn, captioning a photograph of van Gerner in feline-inspired make-up for her “Cats” themed flooring routine on the 2018 European Championship, held in August.
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“I’m honored to be the FIRST, LAST and ONLY ONE in historical past who went out on stage in full character! Feeling blessed,” the gymnast wrote in a put up has since received over 1,720 likes and sparked over 80 feedback.
Although van Gerner gave the impression to be comparatively unfazed, others on Twitter have since decried the rule change as sexist and unfair.
“Omg, actually, that’s what’s necessary for FIG???? Additionally, ‘modest make-up’, we’re policing make-up now?! But FIG doesn’t care about full-limb physique tattoos on the boys, solely girls’s our bodies are getting policed!” one critic wrote.
“It’s not concerning the make-up, it’s about FIG losing their power to shortly ban the usage of “theatrical make-up” relatively than specializing in different points that ought to have their consideration,” one other agreed.
“If the FIG needs to ban “unmodest” make-up then they should ban ugly tattoos on males,” one chimed in.
Reps for the Worldwide Federation of Gymnastics have but to publically touch upon the matter.
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It has been a tumultuous yr for the gymnastics world. In January, former USA Gymnastics nationwide crew physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years behind bars, after he pleaded responsible to assaulting seven individuals in Michigan for greater than a decade.
The sentencing got here after a week-long court docket listening to, throughout which greater than 150 accusers shared emotional statements detailing the abuse.
Fox Information’ Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.