China is certainly doing some interesting things for the Olympics, like shooting missiles into the sky to control the weather. But apparently they're also looking to objectify women as well. Sounds excellent.
Olympic officials have made it clear that women hoping to become hostesses at next year’s Olympic Games medal ceremonies must meet a set of fairly stringent criteria: no tattoos, no big butts, and cut down on the earrings. 208 hostesses are needed and the selection process is going to drag on almost until the Olympics start. They're currently running through a first round of rehearsals to see who'll make the initial cut.
And just in case the message wasn't clear the first time, the Chinese state media has also reported that tattoos and earrings tend to look sleazy, while big butts could stick out too much. That must have been one great broadcast. Hey, at least the Chinese are honest - brutally honest - about what they want. Li Ning, some Commie pinko who is heading the selection process, said, "We don’t want anyone who looks in any way sleazy because that could really put athletes off. Bone structure and height should be uniform. For example, we don’t want any wide bottoms.”
Yeah, lord knows you don't want athletes shrieking in horror at a fat-ass hostess while they receive their medals. That could definitely hurt ratings. But I'm surprised the Chinese think sleazy women will somehow bother athletes. I mean they'd certainly bother athletes, but in a slightly different way than I think the Chinese realize.