Sports Illustrated is all ♥: Posts bikini pics taken in hurricane-ravaged areas

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked untold destruction and human misery across a wide swath, from Texas to Florida to the Caribbean islands.
A Category-5 Irma demolished 90% of the buildings on Barbuda, an island east of Puerto Rico; 95% of buildings in parts of St. Martin; devastated popular tourist destinations in St. Barts. Hannah Jeter, a native of the Virgin Islands and a former Sports Illustrated cover model, cried out for help on Instagram:

“People in the Virgin Islands are running out of fuel, water and food. People are dying!!! People are lost!!!! We are an afterthought and are not getting the help that we need!!! . . . This is an emergency!!!!!”

This photo provided by Caribbean Buzz shows the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Irma Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in the U.S. Virgin Islands The death toll from Hurricane Irma has risen to 22 as the storm continues its destructive path through the Caribbean. The dead include 11 on St. Martin and St. Barts, four in the U.S. Virgin Islands and four in the British Virgin Islands. There was also one each in Barbuda, Anguilla, and Barbados. The toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach some of the hardest-hit areas. (Caribbean Buzz via AP)

Amidst the devastation and human misery, this is what Sports Illustrated did — posting pics of bikini-clad models taken in precisely the places that have been ravaged by the two hurricanes, because everything is about sex, sex, sex.
Yesterday, Sept. 12, Sports Illustrated posted to Instagram a pic of bikini-clad Brooklyn Net cheerleaders, taken on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The pic prompted an Instagram user to write this comment:

What the f is wrong with you people the island is destroyed stop posting this stupid shit now

Four days before the cheerleaders pic, Sports Illustrated posted to Instagram a pic of a topless, evil-looking “swimsuit” model, which prompts this vexing existential question:

How can one be a swimsuit model without wearing a swimsuit?

A Sports Illustrated (SI) reader called the series of shots “incredibly shameless and inappropriate given the devastation in Texas and the Caribbean.”
Page Six contacted a SI representative, who “declined to comment”.
Sports Illustrated‘s publisher is Brendan Ripp, the son of former Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp; its editorial director is Chris Stone.
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2 years ago

Brendan Ripp and his pop must not give a rip…unless it involves making money off sleazy photos.

2 years ago

Liked means liking the reporting, not what took place.

2 years ago

I try to remember that we’re in the deep psychological phase of “the culling”. This is where unlikely scenes, and unexpected emotions are juxtaposed against backgrounds that don’t relate to prior experience.
In a sense, they “create new realities”. This is what Karl Rove was talking about in his famous interview. It’s all mind control. We saw it all through SHES and BMB and to some extent in the countless other operations. It is designed to weaken your faith in your own experience and replace YOUR judgement with theirs.

2 years ago

It’s 2017…comment image

2 years ago

Sports Illustrated is appealing to the lowest common denominator of humanity. Not those who really care about ‘Loving Thy Neighbor’, especially in a time of total disaster in their lives!

2 years ago

Yes, hurricanes can be so sexy. And when The Bomb goes off over New York (God Forbid), going out looking for nearly naked women amidst the wreckage shall be first on my list of my survivalistic priorities.
THIS is porn: Not the women in bikinis, per se. (I am no prude). This is the photographer’s MIDDLE FINGER to the victims of the Houston Disaster. (I am confident his intellect resembles the remains of a dissected fetal pig). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. Obscenity is in the mind of the photographer and not the subject here.

2 years ago

I have a sneaky feeling that Rahm Emmanuel set them up to this: “Let no crisis go to waste.” Isn’t THAT his mantra? Was he behind the camera or just on the phone as their “financial/political ” advisor to the participants, egging them on?