Did A Racist Just Light The Olympic Flame At Sochi?
MANY all eyes on the Winter Olympics in Sochi for signs of anti-gayness. But what about racism? Irina Rodnina is an MP from Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. She used to be a champion figure skater.
No. Not her. This is Russia’s Irina Rodina at the Sydney Olympics:
We’re talking about Irina Rodnina, who with Vladislav Tretiak Irina Rodnina lit the flame:
This is sweet Rodnina’s tweet last year:
She defended her obvious stupidity and bigotry by saying:
“Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer for your own hang-ups.”
And such laughably arcane racism is the sign of a weak mind.