Unless you live under a rock (or just don’t pay attention to such things), the Winter Olympics are coming up. And while they aren’t my favorite Olympics (hello? Summer, ftw!), I usually watch at least the figure skating, because holy ice gymnastics. This year, they’re in Sochi, Russia… Which, okay, cool. Russia seems like a nice place to have the 2014 Winter Olympics, and I’m sure it’s super cold there, so, hi, appropriate. But there has been just a smidge of controversy surrounding the Olympics.
Vladimir Putin, who I obviously don’t know personally, has announced to the world that homosexuals aren’t welcome in his country…. Huh. Well, that seems unreasonable. Especially in 2014. And while I’m tempted to make a joke about just how unreasonable especially at the Winter Olympics, I won’t. But all jokes aside, as if that wasn’t enough of a reason to not watch them, something new has come to my attention.
Apparently, according to several news sources (which I would link if my iPad wasn’t loading so slow), the aquarium there will be featuring two orca whales. Yeah… After all the Blackfish controversy (don’t get me started), they’re going to put them on display.
I almost wonder if all this is a big f you to the rest of the world from Putin. I don’t know the guy personally, but anyone who bans a group of human beings from their country (and threatens to imprison them) may just have a chip on their shoulder? I don’t know, all I know is that I won’t be watching the games.