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Kate Middleton Faces Sexist Comments In Paris

First Posted: Mar 19, 2017 07:01 PM EDT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend BAFTA Brits To Watch Event

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Kate Middleton faced a rather sexist comment while on Paris tour with husband Prince William. BBC presenter John Inverdale was slammed by viewers after he implied that the Duchess of Cambridge did not seem to understand the rules of rugby.

According to The Sun, Kate Middleton and Prince William recently made their first official visit to the French capital. Their two-day trip ended with a rugby match between Wales and France.During the commentary of the Wales v France match the camera panned to Kate Middleton at one point. The BBC broadcaster John Inverdale took this moment to throw a sexist remark at the Duchess and her inability to understand sports.

"I don't know exactly how au fait with the rules Kate Middleton is." The Sun quoted Inverdale. "I assume she must have been struggling a bit in the last 20 minutes." 
Social media users criticized the commentator and called him "sexist" and an embarrassment" for saying such things about Kate Middleton. Many claimed that he has indirectly hinted that women and sports don't go hand in hand.

Kate Middleton and Prince William were seen playing rugby with local children before attending the match. Unfortunately, the royal couple had to witness France beating Wales in a nail-biting finish to the Six Nations rugby match.

According to Mail Online, this is not the first time Inverdale has been involved in a sexism accusation. The incident that happened with Kate Middleton reminded fans of what happened four years ago.

In 2013 he described French tennis player Marion Bartoli as 'not a looker'. During his BBC Radio 5 show, he stated that Bartoli's dad might have told his daughter that she will never be a looker like Maria Sharapova. Fans tweeted that the Kate Middleton incident shows Inverdale's mentality hasn't been improved much. 

 

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