Two Olympic figure skaters, representing Canada at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea have been told to tone down their risqué routine.
Three-time medalist Scott Moir along with his partner Tessa Virtue have decided to dial down their routine ahead of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang after they deemed it too ‘suggestive’ and ‘edgy’ to perform for the judges and the audiences watching across the globe.
The pair has now modified their dance routine from a seemingly X-rated showpiece to something more in line and appropriate.
The original move in question was said to be a risqué lift, which presumably, would have left many hot under the collar:
According to The Toronto Star, Virtue and Moir – who is desperately chasing a second gold medal – initially wanted to pull off a neck straddle in which Virtue transitions out of an up-thrust with her legs wrapped around Moir’s shoulders and hands clasping the back of his head – basically it’s a very softcore, yet dangerous, sex-style chokehold.
While I certainly don’t want to kink shame anyone – each to their own and what not – you can see why the Olympic duo had second thoughts about doing this particular part of their routine.
It was so suggestive even The Canadian Press thought twice about publishing stills from the exact part of the dance – honestly, Dirty Dancing has nothing on these two.
Speaking to The Candian Press, Moir explained the reason behind their decision to change the routine, claiming:
What it came down to actually was that when we slowed it down and looked on the video, it wasn’t esthetically that beautiful of a position.
So we wanted to change it, make it a little bit better
I think we liked that it made a statement and it was different.
It was great for the start of the season but for the overall vision of the program, we hope this new position fits a little better.
Well, at least you and your mum can finally watch Olympic figure skating without it getting really weird in the room.