November 28, 2020

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Weigh in on Shirtgate with Poll

What sparked the controversy “shirtgate”?

Rosetta's Matt Taylor's T-shirt sparked Shirtgate.
Rosetta’s Matt Taylor’s T-shirt sparked Shirtgate.

A male scientist, Dr. Matt Taylor, who is a leader of the Rosetta comet space mission team wore a shirt covered with cartoon depictions of scantily clad women (you can click on picture of Taylor to see a larger version of the image) during a TV interview.

Some people found the wearing of the shirt to be very negative, while others found the reaction to the wearing of the shirt to be the problem instead. Some people’s feelings fall in between.

There has been intense discussion ever since and taken together this all has been termed “Shirtgate” and “Shirtstorm”.

How do you feel about this turn of events?

Take our poll below on shirtgate. Please also weigh in in the comments section.


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