^ That, and it's his first O appearance, MD athlete..etc etc... what's important, is that he won't win haha :D
Plus it wasn't about what he did to the fruit, it was the fact that it was for a Gay 4 Pay site. You try and promote the sport with a champion that has performed in that sort of arena. Gay people don't think highly of G4P, straight people assume that he is weird, it brings the whole sport into question as they would be held up as the example of the sport, and scandal would ensue as what little wider coverage BBing gets is tainted. The BBing overseers wouldn't allow this to happen.
Just look at the scandal surrounding the Miss Universe contestants that have posed nude. How would someone explain what Kai did to a grapefruit.
I know kai did G4P but i dunno why its concidered gay? gay means being attracted to or having sexual activities with another man, a fruit is not a man LOL. Masturbating on camera for money isnt really gay either. I think G4P is doing gay porn for money. Kai didnt do gay porn, he did 1 man shows and i dont think he put them up his butt lol. Either way it will be interesting how his carreer pans out knowing what he didi when he wa broke.
^^ still, he did what he did, and that's not acceptable for a bb "champ", it's strange only to think about it, that we have a Mr O that fucked fruits lmao, then bb'ing would be even more strange, disgusting, weird..etc - i wouldn't be surprised if some television channel would make a documentary about "that" mr O, Kai for example with his past and so on..
so..politics or not, and maybe i'm biased (don't think his physique is worth for winning the O, never ever!) but i agree with Weider's politics in this case.
Remember that these are the same people that tell the world that Ronnie is just huge because he eats a lot of chicken breast and is insanely strong. They do not want to admit the "seedy" underside of BBing to the mainstream.
Also take a look at the most recent champs: Ronnie, Jay, Dex; all great public profiles, all well liked and good ambassadors for the sport (although there are stories about Jay), all present a clean cut image. Kai would not be able to show up as an ambassador without someone asking about his G4P shoots.
Yes it would be considered gay. It is considered gay 4 pay. Doesn't matter if he isn't and doesn't like guys. He was posing for a gay website/photography shoot. Jonnie Jackson posed under the same circumstances without same ire as he didn't go to the same lengths.Quote
It's great that you can see that and not marginalise someone based on circumstances, etc. But the rest of the world does.
if kai wasn't allowed to win only because of his g4p past, it would be such a shame.
i would personally be embarassed for being a bodybuilder.
also arnold posed nude for weider's gay magazine but nobody cares about (i hope).
it really doesn't matter how you earn money to live...in bodybuilding, like jay cutler says about steroids: you'll do whatever it takes to be the best, anything goes.
it doesn't matter if you cheat, take steroids or make money with g4p to buy them; if you are the biggest and most conditioned freak on stage, you deserve the victory and all the respect.
i hope the freakiest guy on stage will win (it's likely to be kai)!
Yes it does matter. You can only hold your head up high if you do the right thing and not degrade yourself.
In BBing pro circles where everyone takes steroids it isn't cheating (almost the same can be said of most pro sports). What does matter is the moral choices you make in your life.Quote
How can you be an ambassador for the sport if you don't live by a high moral standard. Betraying yourself and your standing in society you cannot be given any respect, because quite simply you haven't respected yourself. Kai even admits he is ashamed of those photos and vids....now. That is not the make of a champion and ambassador of the sport, that is a walking disaster for the sport.
i didn't know kai was ashamed or regretted about that, but this is only a point in his favor. it means he HAD TO do it because he (probably) needed money...because you'd do anything to become world's best built man.
instead of blaming him for his past, i'd only appreciate how he is now: how he trains, how funny and down to earth he is and the tremendous improvements he makes despite not being so young (which could arguably mean that he takes more "risks" than other pros). only thing really bad with kai is that he don't really pose when he "poses". i would appreciate more mandatories and less dancing, that's not the place to show your michael jackson's skills...
other than that is passion and dedication for the sport along with his undisputed charisma are unmatched.
Kai cannot be an ambassador of the sport (which is implicit in winning an O). End of story. The story would stop being about him being a BBer and would be about his "shady past".
Ronnie did a pretty decent job. Dex seems to do a good job. Dennis Wolf comes across really well, even when dealing with condescending arseholes. I think Phil seems decent and he is always nice when he posts here. So there are plenty.