A Look Back at Olympics Wardrobe Malfunctions
An unfortunate wardrobe malfunction has overshadowed the Winter Olympics for a pair of French ice dancers.
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron were near the beginning of their program to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” when part of Papadakis’ costume loosened behind her neck. Her nipple was visible for the majority of the duo’s performance. They were true professionals, though. They kept going, finished their routine, and I think they should get extra points for maintaining their composure given the circumstances.
NBC Analysts Terry Gannon and Tanith White praised the duo for finishing the program, but admitted the distraction would probably remove them from gold medal contention. White said: “They are such exceptional skaters. But unfortunately that was distracting throughout the entire program and it hurt them in their technical execution, which is really where they shine. They are such a strong team. I’m just heartbroken that this even had to be part of their Olympic story.”
And, we admire Papadakis even more given her maturity and perspective on the incident. She said: “I felt it right away and I prayed. That was all that I could do. I told myself I don’t have a choice, I have to keep going, and that’s what we did and I think we can be proud of ourselves to have been able to deliver a high performance with that happening.”
The incident has also won Papadakis some fans on social media.
Duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir themselves are also a hot topic on social media. Along with winning the gold for the second time, the Internet is obsessed with their romantic chemistry on the ice. And then there’s the fact that they share an extended hug before every skate…
Well, believe it or not, this isn’t even the first wardrobe malfunction to take place at the Pyeongchang Olympics. A clasp on South Korean Yura Min’s dress came undone during their performance, and it’s only by the luck of a single strap that kept her whole top from falling off.
Min had a really good sense of humor about the incident, tweeting out this video of her covering up her chest with a jacket with the word, “oopsie.”
If you’re wondering, “malfunctions” of this kind do tend to happen in the Olympics, though they usually aren’t intentional. That may have been the case at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi when Russian speed skater Olga Graf unzipped her suit after a run which earned her Bronze. Watch —
Can’t blame her for that. Even though you’re on the ice, it must be incredibly hot in that suit after a speed skate.
In American Olympics news, skier Lindsay Vonn is dealing with online trolls because of an interview in which she criticized Donald Trump. Back in December, Vonn said the following during an interview with CNN. Watch —
Then, after a mistake cost her a medal in the Ladies’ Super G, commenters hit at her online.
But Vonn isn’t sweating the criticism. She said: “I’m enjoying being at the Olympics. My family’s here. They love me, and of course there’s going to be people that hate me and hope I ski off a cliff and die. But that’s fine. I’m not going to do that. I just take it for what it is. At some point you have to laugh and say this is just completely ridiculous.’’
Lindsay Vonn will have a chance to redeem herself and claim gold in the Women’s Downhill and the Women’s Combined.
Would you guys rather have a nipple slip at the Olympics or be hounded all day by Internet trolls? Let us know in the comments below.
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