Monday, September 30, 2013

Olympic skier Bode Miller speaks out against Russia's anti-gay laws

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, four-time Olympian Bode Miller spoke out against Russia's anti-gay laws on Monday at the U.S. Olympic media summit:

"I think it is absolutely embarrassing there are countries and people who are that intolerant or that ignorant.

"It’s not the first time. We have been dealing with human rights issues since there were humans.

"My main emotion when I hear and deal with situations like that is embarrassment. As a human being, I think it is embarrassing...

"There are politics in sport and athletics. They always are intertwined, even though people try to keep them separate. Asking an athlete to go somewhere and compete and be a representative of that philosophy and all the different crap that kind of goes along with it and then telling them they can’t tell them they express their views or they can’t say what they believe is pretty hypocritical and unfair."

And he's not only right on the LGBT issues. There is the fact that he's pretty easy on the eyes:

Shirtless Bode Miller stands up for LGBT rights by denouncing Russia's anti-gay laws

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