Agnieszka Radwanska is no longer part of a Catholic youth group after posing naked for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
The #4 ranked tennis player in the world, just off a semifinals finish at Wimbledon, was informed that because of her immoral behavior, there is no place for her within Youth Crusade.
“It’s a shame that someone who has declared their love for Jesus is now promoting the mentality of men looking at a woman as a thing rather than a child of God worthy of respect and love,” Father Marek Dziewiecki, a senior Catholic priest, told The Telegraph. “If she meets a man who she can truly love and establish a happy family and raise Catholic children, then she would probably have to hide these pictures from relatives.”
ESPN’s the Magazine’s Body Issue is essentially their version of a swimsuit edition, but involving athletes, both male and female, who have extraordinary body shape due to the sports they play. They are typically tactful by most people’s standards. However, Catholic groups took issue with her posing nude, at all.
I guess it is a bit harsh to just judge her by this one choice, from by all accounts, she was quite active in the group.