On Sunday, Dustin Johnson capped off a wild and controversial weekend by winning the 2016 U.S. Open, but the lasting images that Fox Sports seemed interested in involved his wife.
As Johnson, wife Paulina Gretzky, and their son Tatum made their way from the 18th hole to the clubhouse, cameras pulled focus away from Johnson and seemed to focus their attention strictly on Gretzky. Or more to the point, on Gretzky’s dress and behind.
#DustinJohnson and #PaulinaGretzky walk to clubhouse… Holy moly! #pga #USOpen pic.twitter.com/9BmbyenWEW
— Matt (@Brwr_MB) June 20, 2016
As soon as it happened, plenty of people took to Twitter to wonder aloud if what they were noticing was what everyone else was noticing.
This FOX cameraman should be embarrassed. I mean – really?! #DustinJohnson #PaulinaGretzky #USOpen https://t.co/STCsdfJj65
— Angelia N. Levy (@angelialevy) June 20, 2016
Whos more pissed off right now – wayne gretzky or the cameramans wife? #paulinagretzky
— Ritchie Keister (@RitchieKeister) June 20, 2016
Fox, just then: “Excuse me, Jack. Mr. Nicklaus? Can you move to the side we’re trying to get a shot of Paulina Gretzky for the viewers."
— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) June 20, 2016
Perhaps aware of the trailing camera crew behind her, Gretzky even takes a moment to fix her dress on multiple occasions, most notably as she walks up stairs and the camera’s angle suddenly gets a little too risky for live network television.
Sporting News said Fox “should be embarassed for ogling” Gretzky while the New York Post notes that the move “divides the internet.” Regardless, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of official notice from Fox Sports about the incident and whether or not they deemed it inappropriate.
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