Well, you might ‘ve guessed what this post is gonna be about. Yes, the recent noise created due to the cheerleaders’ dress code in IPL matches. I guess the cheerleaders have done a good job of not only turning the attention of the crowd watching the IPL games on them, but also that of the politicians and other sports people from across the country.
Is cheerleading vulgar? Let’s see the definition of ‘cheerleader’ from Wikipedia – “Cheerleading is a sport that uses organized routines made from elements of some tumbling, dance, jumps and stunting to direct the event’s spectators to cheer on sports teams at games and matches and/or compete at cheerleading competitions. The athlete involved is called a cheerleader.”
I just ask one question to myself, why are we following double standards? Is it the way we are programmed to live? I’m not saying that India should become a free sex country nor an extremely conservative society like the one in Afghanistan. We must have some sort of uniformity in what we can take and what we can’t!
Just take a look at the two videos posted below.
If it is technically/ethically possible to drool at Kareena and/or the other dancers around her inside a movie theater, why is it technically/ethically incorrect to watch the cheerleaders do the same LIVE at a cricket show? How can the politicians and other eminent personalities argue about this whole thing and compare this with Indian culture? It would’ve been technically correct if they could place the same reasoning for the movie song dance number. My concern is just plain and simple… ‘ll say no to cheerleaders if they are distracting or spoiling the essence of the on going cricket match. Otherwise, those who show can show and those who want to see can see. If you happen to be with your wife or parents when the cheerleaders are dancing, don’t stare, just ogle at them
When you see a belly dance movie song at a theater, there is every possibility that the camera zooms in and out of the dancers’ bellybutton, thighs and other ‘drool’-able parts. For people without binoculars, given the vast expanse of the cricket ground, there is little one can see or zoom on to! I think one must protest against not including Indian beauties in the cheerleading team–this looks like foreign direct investment!!
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are personal, and not meant to hurt anyone or his/her sentiments
Images from Bangalorebeats