Getty Images Posts, Deletes, and Apologizes for World Cup 2018 'Sexiest Fans' Gallery

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Sometimes you shoot for moon, miss, and land among the stars—where the stars are beautiful, beautiful ladies. Getty Images, bless her heart, attempted a gallery roundup of the 2018's World Cup sexiest fans (an easy enough task; fútbol fans, much like the athletes, can be dreamboats) but failed to notice that it only included images of conventionally attractive women from round the globe. Uh-oh!

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Listen, we’re human and humans are horny. You might even say we’re all horny humans. I get it. I love to look at sexy strangers, especially online, where they can’t look back. But this is 2018, and dumb-dumb oversights like these are going to inspire outrage. What did ya think would happen, Getty? Come on, man. Have you even been online?

The hottie gallery has since been deleted from Getty Images’ site, where it has been replaced with the following editor’s note:

Earlier, we published a piece, “World Cup 2018: The Sexiest Fans,” that did not meet our editorial standards. We regret the error and have removed the piece. There are many interesting stories to tell about the World Cup and we acknowledge this was not one of them.

I’m just surprised it got to the Tweet-and-delete stage, tbh:

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DISCUSSION

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Virtually all transmissions of football games in Latin America (whether domestic or international matches) constantly do leery, pointed shots of attractive female fans. They’re usually not even aware, or try to ignore the cameraman if they do notice. It is super creepy - especially when it’s like a young mum alone with her kids. The commentator usually adds rando comments too. During the Sweden-Germany game last weekend, when Germany scored the 2-1 shot, they filmed a pretty Sweden fan crying and the commentator took the time from his actual job to be all like ‘look at those eyes.’ It is so gross.

I see it totally as the patriarchy being all ‘you’ve dared to come into our turf and be physically appealing, now you have to take it’