U.S. Olympic Luger Attacks Canada's Hilarious Gay Luge Ad
While we got quite the laugh out of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion's PSA highlighting just how gay the Olympics have always been, it appears a member of the American luge team is less than pleased.
Christian Niccum apparently didn't see the humor in the man-on-man luge action.
"It's a gross misrepresentation of everything. All of it seems like a lie to me," Niccum, the oldest member of the American luge team at 36 and now a three-time Olympian, told Reuters.
"To compare sports to sexuality is ridiculous," added Niccum of the video, which can be viewed on the Toronto-based organization's website (www.cidi-icdi.ca).
"When we were kids I didn't get on the doubles sled thinking, well it never even crossed my mind, that 'oh, this is gay'. You think of like...wrestlers...football players, or whoever...'oh it's male on male contact so something is going on'. It's just sportsmanship. When did we come so sexual about everything?
"Kids don't think that way and now they're having commercials and promoting that this is the way sports are. I just think it's too bad.
"It made me really think when I was a kid. Those types of thoughts never crossed my mind and now they are promoting diversity using our sport. I don't think it's fair for people that do have same sex attraction that they are using sport to promote their lifestyle. It's not that way at all. To make those comparisons, I think it's sad."
Relax. (Be careful, Christian--you know what they say about the lady that doth protest too much...)
(H/T: Pink News)