This comment by Hunter on the post I’m Not Watching The Olympics, and Neither Should You
Many of these comments suggest that we have a patriotic obligation to watch the games, that the athletes have worked so hard for this and they deserve my screen time. How ludicrous, to think that if we refrain from watching a political sporting event, we are somehow letting down athletes. They have reached the apex of their sport; they are at the Olympics, for goodness’ sake! Whether we watch or not, they have done something amazing with themselves. I support the athletes, I do not support what the Olympics have become, and I will not watch the Olympics. My choice to not watch the Winter Games will not hurt athletes, only the corporate sponsors, and perhaps future Olympic Communities and nations who legislate the silencing and abuse of a swath of humanity.
Let’s start a conversation:
Are the Olympics war games of sorts or an Oasis of sports competition, politics kept out, or should injustice and discrimination disqualify hosting nations, and if so, who decides?
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