The Dreaded Vaulting Photo
When it comes to sports, the media will always have a major role to play. Besides influencing the way athletes achieve success, the media can also twist things around and cause an athlete to obtain a negative image. This is exactly what happened when a photo of the young athlete was made to represent sex at such a young age.
This misconstrued image occurred thanks to a sports blogger by the name of Matt Ufford who decided to use the photo for his own personal gain. By adding a sexual nature to the photo, it was able to become viral within a matter of days.
Because of the amount of popularity the photo had, together with the huge amount of sexual comments, there was a lot to worry about. Besides Allison, another worried individual was the original photographer of the photo. In order to try to eliminate the shame caused by the photo, a lawsuit was threatened if the photo remained. Despite the efforts made, the amount of viewership was overwhelming to say the least.
In the end, all legal action that was attempted had failed and the only thing that was seen as unjust was the feeling of humiliation.