Friday, August 23, 2013

Boycott Sochi...

Regarding the whole gay rights and Sochi 2014 saga, I feel like I have to say something and here's my personal opinion.

I've always been a big fan of the Olympics and the last thing I want is to boycott and miss it. But at the same time I really don't wanna support Russia's disgusting anti-gay homophobic laws.

To me, the athletes have trained for years for the four-yearly event, so they deserve to go and compete, but with one condition - Each country should bring at least one rainbow flag to the games together with their own, or the athlete can make speeches on human rights and civil rights when receiving an Olympic medal, would be a much better idea to show Russia that hatred and bigotry is unacceptable.

Let's see if they'll all be thrown in jail since it's far better to go into the lion's den and flout our defiance in its face.


Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you.

JamTheCat said...

It's not too late to shift them to Vancouver, or even to delay the event for a year to set everything up proper. But the IOC is coming across as too cowardly to do anything.

George Takei suggests disallowing the Russian athletes due to Russia's violation of the Olympic Charter, but that means that so many other countries who violate human rights would also have to be eliminated, it's better to just move them or postpone them.