Olympic torchbearer tweeted ‘shockingly racist picture’ of the Obamas
Is it true that the woman who lit the Olympic flame in Sochi last night tweeted a “shockingly racist picture” of President Obama last year? The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe says so, and though the tweet was deleted, there are screen shots floating around:
CBS DC notes that while Irina Rodnina never apologized for tweeting the photo, it did lead to an official response from the U.S. ambassador to Russia, who called it “outrageous.”
Rodnina, a former figure skater, is one of Russia’s most decorated Olympians.
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