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The USA is a free country and Johnny can and Did wear the CCCP jacket at the Olympics practice without being told to remove it.
I would have been just as offended if he had worn any jacket with any other country name or logo on it to the Olympics. I wonder how China, Japan, Russia or Canada would have felt if their Olympians had worn a USA jacket. Forget the political implications, it was just poor taste and I feel it was done so he could be noticed. If he had put that much effort into skating a perfect free skate (which he is capable of doing), he probably would have been wearing a silver medal back to the US and doing Jay Leno interviews. Now that would have got him noticed.
Not exactly sure what kind of "Timing" you were thinking of, but Johnny had that jacket and wore it at practice at Skate Canada last year. It wasn't just a 2-days before the Olympics thing.Originally Posted by orchid
Um, wow. Lot of....strong opinions. Keeping my mouth shut on what I think of most of those who posted.....Originally Posted by Johar
It was his good luck jacket... but since it didn't bring him good luck, perhaps he'll switch to a boa.
Kasey, for that website, the comments were pretty mild.Originally Posted by Kasey
Originally Posted by julietvalcouer
I am completely disgusted by the fact that you consider the inhumanity of the slave trade (and the general treatment of blacks in the US in history) "not equatable" with what they did in the Soviet Union. They were enslaved, raped, killed, and treated like livestock.
What, now freedom means that you can do whatever you want without any repercussions?I thought the US was a free country?
No one here in Canada would object.
Weir could wear whatever he wants here.
It IS a free country -- He's free to wear what he wants, and we're free to call him an absolute moron for doing so. Freedom works both ways.
Last edited by Mathman; 03-02-2006 at 07:34 PM.
I really think the non-objectors far outweigh the objectors. Over and Out.
I really don't understand what all the fuss is about because it was
OBVIOUSLY A PUBLICITY WHORING STUNT by Mr Weir. And it worked beautifully. His name & face were all over the Olympic news outlets.
All the hoopla because of one CCCP shirt? Is this the first time people have seen one of those? The PC uproar and the indignation over this are completely ridiculous over something that is obviously not meant to be as taken as seriously as some people are taking this.