Wednesday, July 9, 2008

USTA drops Gimelstob ads from U.S. Open Series campaign

The United States Tennis Association has scrapped all of its U.S. Open Series ads that featured Justin Gimelstob, former ATP player, Tennis Channel commentator and well-known misogynist. The USTA issued a statement which included these remarks:

Justin Gimelstob's recent comments on a Washington, D.C., radio program were derogatory and demeaning to female tennis players and to women in general. The USTA has long championed integrity, inclusiveness, diversity, and equality, and cannot ignore such harmful remarks. More than any other sport, tennis has benefited from the pioneering role and achievements of so many women.

1 comment:

tennischick said...

good call USTA. maybe i'll renew my membership.