‘I’m the Wh**e’: Paige Spiranac Once Attacked the Hypocrisy in Golf After Constant Sl*t Shaming

Published 08/28/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 05: Paige Spiranac of the United States is overcome by emotion whilst talking about being a victim of Cyber Bullying during her press conference as a preview for the 2016 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on December 5, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Paige Spiranac is one of the leading golf social media influencers today with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram. The ex-professional golfer earns more than many famous golfers through social media and is doing wonders in her field. However, there times that things get to her as well and this time she was prepared!

Paige Spiranac calls out golf culture for unacceptable hypocrisy

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Spiranac runs a podcast where she talks about everything that is going on in the golf world along with her personal life. Her fans love to hear her opinions about all the ongoing controversies and her views about several golfers and officials. In an episode of her podcast, ‘Playing a Round With Paige Renee,’ Spiranac exposed the hypocritical culture of golf.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 07: Paige Spiranac of the United States on the green at the 14th hole during the first round of the 2016 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on December 7, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

She said“They call it a gentleman’s game but those guys definitely don’t act like gentlemen a lot of the time. There’s just so much hypocrisy in golf, and it’s so frustrating for me.” 

Spiranac even stated the comments out loud that she receives in the golf community after achieving all the success she has today. “It’s this big boys club where if someone does something they’ll cover that up…but I wear a tank top, and I’m the sl*t, and I’m the wh**e, and I’m the one that’s ruining the game.”

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The ex-golfer has always been vigilant about everything wrong that happens in the world of golf and speaking against the persistent misogyny in the sport. She recently pointed out how the Women’s US Open was receiving no media coverage because the people were more interested in watching the LIV vs PGA controversy. However, it didn’t leave any effect on the officials and they continued to discuss the controversy over everything else.

The weird reason why Spiranac couldn’t help a charity

Spiranac said that there was a time when she wanted to help out a charity for a great noble cause. She wanted to give away free golf clubs to help the members of an organization get access to better equipment. Unfortunately, she was not allowed to donate. The officials of the organization said“We would love to but, because of the way our board members view you, you can’t help out”. It is sad to see that society is not ready to view Spiranac for the person she is. While the social media star is still rising to fame with everything she is posting on the Internet.

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What are your thoughts on the gender inequality still prevalent in the world of sports?

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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