Voula Papachristou Out of the Olympics!
This is such a GREAT picture, but this is not how Greek almost-Olympian jumper, Voula Papachristou, looks nowadays. Voula was recently kicked out of the Olympics for a racially insensitive tweet. Yeah, it may be one of the dumbest reasons to be kicked out of such a great event, and the Greeks are less than happy about it, but Voula is simply a victim of being charged for speaking her mind. Now before you tell me that I am condoning a racist remark, let’s consider exactly what it is that she said:
“With so many Africans in Greece… At least the mosquitoes of West Nile will eat homemade food.”
Although some may argue that this is a racially insensitive tweet (which I completely understand and agree with) you kind of have to consider how much work Voula has put into making it into the Olympics just to have it stripped from her for telling a corny joke on a social media site. I, personally, do not believe that removing her is at all justified but it has definitely left her distraught. She has even gone on record for saying that she is losing control and has not slept a wink.
I feel ya, girl. I think Voula Papachristou is more of a victim of social networking more than anything. For FALSELY believing that she could voice her thoughts on a social networking site without repercussions, she fell into the trap and is now suffering more than anything. One can’t help but feel sorry for her, I mean how many times have we all told a touchy joke or have heard of one? Hers just cost her more to tell.