‘Look at those legs’: Aly Raisman in awkward encounter at NHL awards
What is the best way to proceed after the introduction of Triple Gold medalist Aly Raisman on the scene? Asking about how he thought he would win the Olympic gold? Or the competition on the same team as Simone Biles? Or maybe your collaboration with UNICEF? If you are the female hockey star Marcel Dionne, it seems essential that you talk about your legs.
Raisman and Dionne appeared together at the NHL awards show to present the Lady Byng Trophy of sportsmanship. After saying his greetings, Dionne, 65, gestured to Raisman and said, “Look at those legs.” Raisman laughed awkwardly as Dionne was greeted by booing and a few whistles from the crowd.
Introductions to prize deliveries are often scripts, so the bug can not be with Dionne. However, the fact that Raisman was receiving the observations was particularly problematic. The 23-year-old man has consistently expressed how female bodies are discussed in society. In May, he criticized an airport worker who asked him if he was muscular enough to be a gymnast.
Raisman won gold medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Dionne retired from the NHL in 1989 after an 18-year career that had spells with Detroit, Los Angeles and New York Rangers.
• This article was modified June 23, 2017 to correct the spelling of the surname of Marcel Dionne.