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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Britt McHenry, golfer Paige Spiranac get into it over SI Swimsuit photos

Pro golfer Paige Spiranac is one of several athletes who are appearing in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry does not agree with the message Spiranac, gymnast Aly Raisman and other women are sending.

In advance of the magazine being released on Wednesday, Spiranac shared some photos from her shoot on social media.

After seeing those and some other photos from SI, McHenry decided that she needed to be heard.

While the tweets were not sent directly to Spiranac, the former San Diego State star took them personally and responded. That led to some back and forth between her and McHenry.

Spiranac is an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization CyberSmile, and she broke down crying in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated when discussing how she has been bullied and considered suicide. She credited SI for giving her a platform where she “took back my body and took back my sexuality.”

Ironically, McHenry infamously went off on a parking lot attendant nearly three years ago and berated her about her body. She probably shouldn’t be handing out advice to women about what empowerment is.

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