This morning, Karl Towns’ pictures for ESPN’s Body Issue hit the interwebs, sparking a predictable outcry from some Kentucky fans. As we learned when John Wall posed for the Body Issue a few years back, the reactions to the photos are almost as good as the photos themselves, so I thought I’d share some of the feedback from our Facebook comments section, always a model of decorum.
Let’s start with the fans that were so upset by the pictures they took the time to write a comment about them:
Ouch. Bye, Lois.
Actually, Carol, I bet she is. Her son is in peak physical condition and comfortable enough in his body to share it with the world.
There must be some law that says, whenever we post something from ESPN, someone makes a political comment.
Like Betty said, stick to basketball!
Not all of the commenters were triggered. Shoutout to Julie and Pamela for understanding what the Body Issue is all about.
As Karl said, posing for the photos was an accomplishment.
“Growing up, I’d always been told that my biggest weakness was my body and how that was probably going to hold me back from accomplishing my dreams. It’s funny — full circle now … I got the chance to prove everyone from college, high school, middle school wrong. I was that chubby kid with not the flashiest body, and now I’m able to represent myself and my family and all the journeys and the trials and tribulations that I went through to get to this body.”
You go, Karl.