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Internet reacts to French ice dancer's wardrobe malfunction

Vincent Plana Feb 19, 2018 11:04 am 31,153

Amongst the many competitors in Olympic ice dance, the world’s attention was split between Canada and France.

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made history – posting a world record score in their short dance.

France’s​ Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron finished close behind them, but not without overcoming an almost disastrous wardrobe malfunction.

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The highly-touted ice dancers saw Papadakis’ dress come undone midway through their performance, with the 22-year old skater noticing the slip-up immediately.

The duo did a remarkable job of maintaining their routine, but thanks to a slow-motion replay that exposed the woman’s left chest, the entire world was made known of the incident.

While many were quick to freak out over the incident, the young skater was also commended and hugely supported for her ice-cool composure.

A lot of question also fell upon the broadcasters and commentators, who were put under fire for replaying and exposing the mishap in a full, slow-motion replay.

Broadcasters have however, explained that the event was aired live with no tape delay, and that they had zero control over being able to censor or remove the mishap.

Regardless of what happened, a world of support goes to the French duo, who managed to fight to a second place finish – right behind Virtue and Moir. Their next challenge lies in mentally overcoming the mishap in time for the free dance competition, which takes place later today.

Vincent Plana
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