American skater Ashley Wagner became this Olympics McKayla Maroney for her “that’s bullsh**” reaction face, and the meme it inspired which took off. Ashley Wagner
even made a funny online Valentine’s Day card out of the meme. Which you can see after the jump. And now today Wagner harshly ripped figure skating’s hierarchy and the Winter Olympics judges on Thursday night after being pushed down to seventh in the ladies’ individual competition.
From Russia (kind of) with love…Happy Valentine’s Day Twitter ! Xoxo???? pic.twitter.com/QrhNNUdQ8M
— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) February 14, 2014
“I feel gypped,” said Ashley Wagner.
“People don’t want to watch a sport where you see people fall down and somehow score above someone who goes clean,” Ashley said. “It is confusing and we need to make it clear for you.”
“To be completely honest, this sport needs fans and needs people who want to watch it. People do not want to watch a sport where they see someone skate lights out and they can’t depend on that person to be the one who pulls through. People need to be held accountable.”
Ashley Wagner is totally right to criticize their hypocrisy and arbitrary ruling system. It’s extremely bull**** when it comes to the idea of meritocracy.
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