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Racy photo of young figure skater stirs controversy at Canadian newspaper

The photo prompted a note from the Globe and Mail newspaper's public editor saying the choice of image was "unacceptable."
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A racy photo of a young figure skater published on the front page of Canada's national newspaper has stirred controversy. (The Globe and Mail/Screengrab)

A racy photo of a young figure skater published on the front page of one of Canada's most important newspapers has stirred controversy.

An upskirt photo of 17-year-old Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond prompted a note from the Globe and Mail newspaper's public editor saying the choice of image was "unacceptable."

The photo was taken of Osmond at the World Figure Skating Champion in London, Ont.

“Some readers described the photo as too revealing, although it was a typical skating costume. Others said surely you could have found a more dignified photo and I agree with those readers,” editor Sylvia Stead wrote about the incident, reported the National Post.

“The readers and I both thought the photo could be embarrassing to anyone.

Osmond, by contrast, said on Twitter to an editor at the newspaper:

 

 

Her next tweet was more tempered:

 

Osmond came in eighth at the World Figure Skating Championship that took place in Canada over the weekend.

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