Before triple-jumper Voula Papachristou even had a chance to take the field at the London Summer Olympics, she tweeted the following: “With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!”
The tweet set off a firestorm with many calling the tweet racist. Just days before the opening ceremonies, the Greek athlete lost the support of the Olympic crowd — and her chance to compete.
I read this earlier today. Her tweet was very demeaning not just to one person, but a whole continent possibly. I just posted a reblog yesterday about racism. And today, we have the slow burn visual thanks to Voula Papachristou. Good job, chick.