KARMA IS A BITCH: US Olympic Team to parade in #Rio2016 in uniforms with Russian flag
In the previous posts I shared with you the sad news:
On a lighter note! And this is actually hilarious – couldn’t invent it if I tried!
All the above notwithstanding, one has to believe there is such thing as karma for lying, cheating and past misdeeds. And so, US Olympic team will parade at the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony, participation in which many clean Russian athletes have been denied, in uniforms decorated with Russian flag.
The presentation of US Olympic uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, generated a storm of agony and biting criticism from American bloggers and social media. ‘What, did we suddenly run out of stars and stripes?’ ‘Did we suddenly become a part of Russia?’ lamented peeved bloggers and Twitter users.
Unfortunately, RL copyright doesn’t allow images copied, so I can’t post examples here. But here are the links:
I have to confess: back in 2014 I was one of those who’d laughed on my blog at the Lauren-designed loud and garish US uniforms in Sochi 2014, with stars and stripes splattered all over. Having been Lauren long-standing customer, I said I wouldn’t shop there any more, due to his new poor taste. Consequently, in 2016 Ralph Lauren decided to prove his taste remained good. And here is the result!
Oops… It turns out that the white, blue and red striped design looks a lot like the Russian flag!
Video: US Olympic uniforms, with Russian flag on their chest
Well, at least I’m shopping at Ralph Lauren again.
P.S. My Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony post on Lada Ray Blog: Best of Sochi Olympics Revisited: Opening Ceremony and Memorable Victories, with many spectacular images included. In this post I had a few words to say on then US uniforms, also designed by RL (with pic)! Check it out!
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