Sportscaster Paola Ferrari caused something of a stir this week when eagle-eyed TV watchers thought they saw something during one of her segments.
What did they see, exactly?
Well, they were under the impression that when she crossed her legs, a “Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct” scenario unfolded.
Whether or not that’s true is subject to debate.
The video from the incident speaks for itself:
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After the fact, Ferrari addressed all the online chatter.
“It’s a bit of a stretch, as (Stone) is one of the sexiest women in the world,” Ferrari said, per The Sun.
“In short, the viral video seems a bit exaggerated, I presented two evenings with pants. Sharon Stone was not wearing underwear in that scene. I on the other hand prefer to protect health and hygiene. It has gone viral, they are using more VAR (video assistant referees) than on the field at the European Championships. It happened but it’s nothing serious.”
So there you have it.
Ferrari isn’t the first woman to go viral for this sort of incident. Paulina Gretzky does so regularly and has created a lucrative social media career out of it. The same can be said for McKayla Maroney and one of a number of female stars.
Right or wrong, good or bad, this genre of content will likely continue to go viral going forward.
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A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.