Russia’s Mad Racist
The custom and symbolism of lighting the Olympic torch is a huge deal. As the host country, the athlete dubbed with the duty has to be a meaningful, positive, worldly figure and, like everything else so far, Sochi fucked this up too. Former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina was chosen to light this year’s torch. Of course, Rodnina was also at the center of controversy for her tweet pictured above where she mocked America’s First Family with her distasteful racist joke.
When asked about it, she called on free speech to justify her tweet.