Agnieszka Radwanska Dropped As Catholic Spokesperson Over Nude Photoshoot

Agnieszka Radwanska Dropped As Catholic Spokesperson Over Nude PhotoshootWhile largely well-received in America, a particular ESPN The Magazine photo shoot is drawing overseas.  After appearing in a photo spread for the “Body Issue,” Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped as spokesperson by a Catholic group in her home country.

‘Immoral behavior’

Krucjata Mlodych (Youth Crusade) is not happy with Radwanska’s decision to go nude for the magazine, and according to Sports Illustrated‘s Ryan Glasspiegelhas relieved the No. 4 women’s tennis player in the world of her duties as an advocate for the organization. Via Agence France-Presse:

While not explicit, the nude has proven too much for [Youth Crusade], which runs a campaign with the slogan “I’m not ashamed of Jesus.” The young Catholics, who claim more than a million followers, dropped the 24-year-old tennis star last week for what they said was “immoral behavior” in the ESPN spread.

‘Nothing explicit’

The image that has the group miffed is the shot of the 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist poolside, clutching tennis balls in a carefully positioned shot. As stated, nothing explicit is showing, but in a country where 90 percent of the population identifies themselves as Catholic, the image caused enough of an uproar.

The group released an announcement on its website explaining its decision to distance itself from Radwanska.

“Personally I am very sorry that someone declaring herself to be on the side of Jesus has at the same time played up to the mentality of those who treat people as just a thing to be looked at,” Father Marek Dziewiecki said in the group’s official statement.

What is your view regarding Agnieszka Radwanska’s nude photoshoot? Was Youth Crusade right in dropping her as their spokesperson?

Source: Dan Carson | Bleacher Report

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Kate Middleton Named Best-Mannered Person, Kim Kardashian Most Ill-Mannered

You wouldn’t expect anything less from the Dutchess of Cambridge. The always-elegant Kate Middleton reigns regal atop this year’s list of “Ten Best-Mannered People of 2011,” compiled by the National League of Junior Cotillions.

The British beauty, praised for “the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight,” was an obvious choice for the title, NLJC national director Elizabeth Anne Winters said in a statement. Justin Bieber took second place for “consistently showing courtesy to his fans.” Paula Abdul rounded out the top trio, lauded for her “encouragement to aspiring entertainers.”

The annual list is compiled by the etiquette and social training program and is based on a person’s “demonstration of dignity, honor and respect,” Winters said. This year’s best-mannered list included a mix of actors, celebrities, singers and athletes, along with a few surprises.

Aaron Rogers landed in slot No. 4 for being a positive role model, followed by Taylor Swift and George Stephanopoulos in 5th and 6th place, respectively. Jackie Evancho took 7th place for “demonstrating humility and politeness as a young performer.” CNN talk show host Erin Burnett placed 8th and Emma Watson came in 9th. Denver Broncos quarterback wraps up the top 10 list for “displaying good sportsmanship on and off the field.”

Reality star Kim Kardashian took the title of “The Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011″ for “making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage.”



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