Formula 1 Goes PC and Gets Scorched for It

Published on 2-Feb-2018 by J Square Humboldt

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Formula 1 Goes PC and Gets Scorched for It

Sometimes, it's just hard enough knowing what the right thing is.

There the Formula 1 suits were, taking note of #MeToo and related issues, and wondering if it was time for them to take action.

They decided yes.

And with that, their long-revered Grid Girls went the way of the dodo bird.


Frank Warren's comment in that clip is the counter-argument, though.

He's not about to put a few girls outta work.

That position seems to have hella support, especially from the girls involved.





Sure, there are some who both like and profit handsomely from the so-called glamor scene ...


But what's the difference between those girls and self-employed Instagram models?

They're all doing better than NFL cheerleaders, too.

They're in situations where they have choice, oversight, and control. Kinda like the Grid Girls.

Obviously, exploitation exists out there, but if harassment happens at a race track, they've now got avenues of recourse like never before with no social stigma.


Formula 1 isn't backing down despite the blowback.

Meanwhile, some of the girls are slipping into other roles to stay involved:


Sometimes, choice requires commitment.

And lots of it.