Sexually charged behavior draws outrage at MCCS Okinawa bodybuilding competition

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Sexually charged behavior draws outrage at MCCS Okinawa bodybuilding competition

by: Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: August 10, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Overly sexual behavior at a popular amateur bodybuilding contest has spurred a flurry of complaints and angry comments toward Marine Corps Community Services on Okinawa.

The 19th annual Far East Bodybuilding Competition — held Aug. 5 at the Camp Foster Theater — was supposed to be a celebration of what the male and female “Beasts of the East” had accomplished after months of training.

But as the bodybuilders took the stage to compete in a variety of categories, a pair of unnamed MCCS emcees — male and female — made many spectators and contestants uncomfortable.

“The male emcee kept talking about how sexy they were, was making them walk slow on the stage so he could check them out, and had them take pictures with him because, ‘They were just so sexy,’” said spectator Kelli Washington. “It was like an auction of the women. It was disgusting.”

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