Liz Campez criticizes the lack of equal treatment and diversity. “Until I see you do more, I’ll sit outside.”
Australia’s star basketball player Liz Campez is reportedly considering boycotting the Olympics in Tokyo in protest of the lack of equal treatment for athletes in her home country. The 29-year-old from the Las Vegas Aces of the American Professional League WNBA denounced the lack of diversity in promotional images for summer sports, for example, black athletes missing from a sponsored photo. The film corresponds to a “whitewash Australia”, he wrote.
“How do I represent a country that I cannot represent?” The association really does everything it can to get people of color out of the front. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist said, “Until I see you do more, I will sit out this time.”
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) responded and admitted a mistake. “The athletes available for sponsorship should have better reflected the diversity of athletes representing Australia at the Olympics,” the association said on Friday. The vast diversity should now be shown in more photo shoots.
“Australia, if you have a problem with my words, you’re the problem,” Camcap said. The association apologizes for “not working, doing deeds.” Not only is Australia a major issue in terms of inclusion and diversity, Campage blamed.
(WHAT / dpa)