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Jenna Marbles appears wearing a sports bra and a regular bikini in her video.

Jenna Marbles appears wearing a sports bra and a regular bikini in her video.

YouTube personality Jenna Marbles has uploaded a video on her channel to explain to conservative Turkish columnist Yüksel Aytuğ how sports bras work after the latter wrote a piece complaining about “flat-chested, man-like” female Olympians. 
Marbles addressed Aytuğ in her video, calling him "ponytail," and telling him he had no idea about the female body because he had mistakenly called every swimmer who appeared to have small breasts as flat-chested and "man-like." She went on to enlighten her male audience about the sports bra, used by women during sporting events and workouts, and how it flattened the breasts for comfort.
"You would have a blackout if you went jogging without a sports bra ... that's how painful it is," Marbles said. She then went on to demonstrate how dramatic an effect sports bras had on the female physique by donning one, looking exactly like the "flat-chested" swimmers whom Aytuğ had criticized for forgoing their "symbols of womanhood" for the sake of sports. Marbles then wore a regular bikini top and demonstrated that her previous look was simply caused by the attire she was wearing. 

Zoe Smith. REUTERS photo

Female Olympian bullied for looks
Britain’s Daily Mail also published an article on Aytuğ's column after a related story appeared in the Hürriyet Daily News, drawing attention to the bullying and abuse suffered by British Olympian Zoe Smith because of her appearance prior to the Games. 
The 18-year-old weightlifter was subjected to "vile Internet abuse," after appearing on a documentary, Daily Mail said, with Twitter users saying she looked like a "lesbian" or a "bloke." The Olympian later broke the British record, lifting twice her bodyweight in the 58-kilogram weightlifting event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 
Smith hit back at her abusers after setting a new record, saying: "Most of the people that do think like this seem to be chauvinistic, pig-headed blokes who feel emasculated by the fact that we are stronger than them. Simple as that."
She said it was particularly “sad” to see abuse from girls who labeled her “weird” for her muscular physique.


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s hill

9/1/2012 3:39:06 PM

Shah, that's the point! She knows how to make enhance what she's got, and how to wear a sports bra so she can comfortably practise sports. But by the way, the two photos are also design to display the difference in hair and make up too!

Agnes Smith

8/9/2012 4:11:29 PM

Embarressment - yet again. 1 way to sell a newpaper and lose world confidence in one put shot!!!

Tayyar Abi

8/9/2012 2:37:08 PM

@Shah Hamdan; I have known skinny little girls with huge boobs. And that was back in the days before implants.

Red Tail

8/9/2012 1:04:00 PM

Yüksel Aytuğ is of course free to experss his opinion. But he has embarrassed the entire Turk internationally. And it is in fact rather peculiar that a man who has a pony tail, complain about women looking like men.

Shah Hamdan

8/9/2012 12:56:14 PM

Is it real what is she showing or implanted? For her body such booobs are not normal.

sam stevens

8/9/2012 12:36:16 PM

Good for her. I said the same yesterday about sports bras. The sexist Aytug should stick to subjects he knows something about.
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