The 2015 Toronto Pro show was a success as usual. Great competition and a guest posing routine by Kai Greene that got the attention of many, including IFBB legend Shawn Ray.
During each major IFBB and NPC contest, Muscular Development have a live forum during a competition. Pro’s and fans make comments ‘Live’ during the show.
Shawn Ray could not hold back and made sure his opinion was heard regarding the posing routine of Kai Greene.
Shawn Ray always has very constructive comments for the good of bodybuilding.
Shawn Ray: Good grief……
Promoters need to put a Stop to “Props” at Guest Posings.
This is not what people Pay to see
It doesn’t justify the “Sadomasicistic” posing out fits unfit for kids and families to watch one of the sports elite & best built Pro’s?
Pictures go global and opinions run rampant.
Following a few replies, Ray posted:
This type of “ARTISTIC” Style holds the sport back and yes “I’m not a Fan” of this type of exhibitionism related to the sport of Bodybuilding nor would I Hire or Pay a top Pro to perform a guest routine in these out fits.
It’s not Halloween and watching a Bodybuilder Pose “Covered up” is like watching a Facial Fashion Model being on display wearing a Burka Head Set.
And Shawn continued:
I suggest, no I “Mandate” that All Promoters hiring IFBB Pro’s to “Guest Pose” enforce that that is Exactly what the athlete shows up to do. Anything beyond that should be Detailed so the Promoter knows what he is Paying for as well they can Advertise “Guest Poser or Guest Performance” there in lies the expectation difference and r lemonade the element of surprise as well, if the IFBB doesn’t reel this shit in its only a matter of time before some creative genius takes Kai’s creativity to the next level with Dogs, Chains, Slaves, God only knows…..
Point is- Your a Bodybuilder so just freaking do a posing routine showing off your Body not all the crazy Costume, Masks and BS that actually take away from what you worked your ass off to display.
When Shawn posted his comments, Muscular Development’s Editor-In-Chief, immediately tried to defuse the situation by commenting in favour of Kai Greene’s routine. But Shawn still did not hold back, and made sure he stood back by what he said.
Too see the entire MD Forum discussion click HERE
As well, Musclesportmag.com‘s Joe Pietaro had this to say “We are going to come right out and say it instead of beating around the bush. Kai Greene‘s guest posing routine at the IFBB Toronto Pro was ridiculous and something that should not have been performed at a bodybuilding show. The Predator’s flamboyant outfit was plain and simply going too far. That may not be as politically correct as some of you may like, but the truth hurts and we don’t have a problem delivering that message.” Read his entire opinion about the posing routine HERE
Are posing routines going a bit too far… well see the comments of Shawn Ray and decide for yourself and watch the routine below.