TIME
3 days ago

In an apparent “error,” a Russian figure skater's Auschwitz-themed outfit made the shortlist for the International Skating Union's “best costume” award

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  • Replying to @TIME

    Thank you for reporting this. Those of us who are fans of the sport have been trying to shed light on the corruption of the ISU for a while now, and having major organizations cover even one facet of that really helps!

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  • Replying to @TIME

    Quoted @ReenieOnIce

    For anyone wondering who it was that thought Shulepov’s costume deserved nomination - the ISU was kind enough to list that information in their awards FAQ. 🤡💩🤡

    For anyone wondering who it was that thought Shulepov’s costume deserved nomination - the ISU was kind enough to list that information in their awards FAQ.  🤡💩🤡

    This is the people responsible for making this costume into the award in the first place.

  • Replying to @TIME

    Thank you for putting air quotes around error.

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  • Replying to @TIME @gleekatrician

    Thank you can you report on the corrupt judging now? Particularly the Russian skating federation's increasing use of Putin-esque black-is-white false narratives to cheat results.

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  • Replying to @TIME

    Thank you for covering this! We fans were outraged about this costume since he first skated in it, but the ISU only listened when big organizations became aware of this and started covering it. It would be amazing if you could also take a look at the very obvious national bias...

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  • Replying to @ToeAxelSequence @TIME

    of the judging system the ISU has in place right now, where the national federations are the ones who pick the judges and not some independent organization, and where judges involved in corruption scandals become high ranking members of the ISU. To us fans the corruption and ...

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  • Replying to @TIME

    Thank you for reporting on this. This incident is one of many that illustrates the complete lack of checks and balances within the organization. They even called the response to the anti-semitic insensitivity of the costume "bad sentiments" from fans. It's outrageous.

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  • Replying to @TIME

    youre doing amazing by reporting this sweetie thank u! only with media outlets bringing in more demand for changes will we actually have a stop of culturally offensive costumes in the sport

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  • Replying to @TIME

    Thank you for reporting this. I hope attentions from big mass media will help ISU reevaluating their system and their work as an international sport organization.

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