Model Banned From Baseball For Flashing Has History Of Public Nudity
Three Instagram models were indefinitely banned from Major League Baseball after flashing during the World Series at the weekend - and it turns out this stunt wasn't the ringleader's first boob-exposing rodeo.
A video of Julia Rose taking her top off on a rollercoaster went viral this summer and was viewed more than 15.5 million times.
Indeed, the 25-year-old's social media channels are laden with pictures of her flashing in all manner of public places, from onboard an aeroplane to outside The White House.
Ms Rose is the founder of online magazine, Shagmag, the name of which was emblazoned across the lifted t-shirts of Ms Rose and her co-conspirators, Kayla Lauren and Lauren Summer at the World Series match between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., USA.
TV cameras captured the moment Rose and Ms Summer flashed at the bottom of the seventh inning, as pitcher Gerrit Cole stepped up to throw.
The stunt earned the trio a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball, with all three sharing letters they received from vice president David Thomas on social media.
The letter read: "On October 27, 2019, you attended World Series Game 5 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
"During the game, you violated the fan code of conduct by exposing yourself during the 7th inning, in order to promote a business. You were also part of a scheme in which you induced others to expose themselves to promote the business.
"You are hereby banned from all Major League Baseball stadiums and facilities, indefinitely."
There was initially scepticism about the authenticity of the letters on social media, with many inclined to believe this was an additional publicity stunt. However, MLB has since confirmed that they are indeed banned from the sport.
An MLB spokesperson told Sports Illustrated: "The fans who were involved in exposing themselves during Game 5 of the World Series violated the Nationals' fan code of conduct. As a result, they were removed from the stadium and are suspended indefinitely from attending an MLB ballpark or facility."
Ms Lauren has since claimed the ban imposed by the MLB is unfair.
Speaking to TMZ, she said: "People are out there saying that we should be sex offenders or we should be charged with something. We have women sending us hateful messages saying that, but at the same time they will be totally fine with a man doing it, which for me is so backwards. It's just a total double standard."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Julia Rose