List: Olympic social media wall of shame
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 4:01a.m.
The Olympic troubles of social media users:
* Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou barred from attending the London Olympics after posting a message mocking African immigrants.
* Swiss footballer Michel Morganella's post-loss tweets that South Koreans were a "bunch of mongoloids" and could "go burn."
* Brazilian under-57kg judo fighter Rafaela Silva racially abused via twitter after her Olympic Games defeat.
* Team GB diver Tom Daley allegedly told he failed his dead father by finishing fourth and then threatened via Twitter, leading to the arrest of 17-year-old man.
* British lawmaker Aidan Burley chastised for his Twitter critique of the opening ceremony: "leftie multicultural crap."
* Athletes' Twitter campaign objecting to sponsorship restrictions that went viral under the hashtag "WeDemandChange."
* A television viewers' uprising over Olympic broadcaster NBC's decision not to live stream the opening ceremony.
* A British journalist claims his Twitter account was blocked after he criticised NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony and posted the e-mail of a network executive.
* Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk to be sent home straight after the Olympic swimming competition after posing with guns on Facebook.
* Emily Seebohm saying she spent too much time on social media, partly explaining why her 100m backstroke medal is silver, not gold.
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3/08/2012 11:12:14 a.m.
Carbon scam wrote:
Good luck in Demonising weapons, while the meantime promoting the arming of tyrants like Nato and UN- to invade sovereign nations like syria and Iraq! Its also OK by the media to promote the pushing of drugs like swisse and pay the olympians to do it huh? People can see through your pathetic propoganda. Have a gr8 Day everyone :)
1/08/2012 8:11:21 a.m.
random leftist Greek wrote:
"Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou barred from attending the London Olympics after posting a message mocking African immigrants."Actually, that's not correct.The message wasn't racist at all, especially if read in the original language (Greek) and in light of the contemporary news (massive "West Nile mosquito" attack). It was just a lighthearted joke, perhaps showing bad taste, but not racist at all.Still, the athlete obviously belongs to the far-right politically (obvious from her other twitter postings), which sadly contributed to her getting banned. Personally I think that the punishment was way too harsh, especially since the real reason was her political beliefs (with which I disagree nevertheless).
1/08/2012 4:57:19 a.m.
Posing with guns in a gunshop is some sort crime in the eyes of the olympics? Organising a sporting event that encourages the use of performance enhancing drugs should be a crime. And what about the male coaches kissing their suggestively clad young gymnasts. Is the olympics promoting paedophilia?
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