Russian Athletes Are 'Shocked & Insulted' By Claims Of LGBT Support; Lash Out Over 'Sick Fantasies'
Okay, who's pissing in their Cheerios? Yesterday we reported Ksenia Ryzhova and Yulia Gushchina's denial that their same-sex lip lock on the World Championship podium was anything more than platonic celebration. Well today the Russian ladies are being even more vocal.
Both Ksenia Ryzhova and Yulia Gushchina were “shocked and insulted” by the claims and stressed the kiss was nothing more than a celebratory peck on the lips.
“It was a storm of emotions (after winning). And if at that moment we touched lips... I don’t know in whose fantasy this all gets thought up,” said Ksenia at an ItarTass news conference. Yulia echoed her teammate’s sentiments, saying that the snapshot was the product of the photographer’s “sick fantasies.”
“Yesterday, I was telephoned 20 times by various publications and instead of congratulating me they decided to insult me with these questions,” she fumed, quoted by the ITAR-TASS news agency. She added that it was not just “insulting” for her and her teammate, but also for their coaches.
“Myself and Yulia are both married and we are not having any kind of relationship,” she stressed.
Relax, ladies. We get it--the media misconstrued your kiss, but you don't have to get crazy.
"Shocked and insulted"?? "Sick fantasies"?? Be careful, these kind of comments might be misconstrued as homophobic...