Skater & # 39; s Auschwitz uniform is nominated for costume of the year by top skating body, furious with fans
- The Russian skater Anton Shulepov performed in the costume at the end of November
- He skated to the Schindler & # 39; s List theme during the Internationaux de France event
- Head of the Anti-Defamation League said the deviation & # 39; insensitive and offensive & # 39; is
- The ensemble contains the Star of David, influences of the SS guard and the purple stripes of the prisoners who were caged in the Auschwitz extermination camp
A competitive skating organization yesterday nominated an outfit with the Auschwitz theme for its & # 39; best costume & # 39; award, furious with fans.
The & # 39; offensive & # 39; ensemble worn by the Russian skater Anton Shulepov, a Star of David over the heart, the purple stripes of Auschwitz prisoners and elements of Nazi clothing.
In the outfit, Shulepov skated on the theme of Schindler & # 39; s List during a free skating competition at the Internationaux de France in early November.
His get-up caused mumbling on social media at the time, but fans were furious on Monday after the & # 39; insensitive & # 39; outfit was included in the category & # 39; best costume & # 39; for the end-of-year prices of the International Skating Union.
The Russian Anton Shulepov can be seen during the free skating event for men on November 23. The offensive holocaust inspired outfit, in the photo, was nominated in the & # 39; best costume & # 39; awards of the International Ice Skating Union (ISU)
The ISU removed the costume from the nominations on Monday after furious fans criticized Shulepov and the governing body. A photo of November 23 shows Shulepov with the costume, wearing the Star of David on the left chest, and a uniform inspired by SS guards on the right
Anton Shulepov from Russia performs in the short program on November 22 in Sapporo, Japan. The outfit above is the one the ISU said to nominate for the best costume of the year
The ISU, the competition skating governing body, removed the selection from nominations after receiving a flood of criticism from fans.
The skating authority said it accidentally nominated the holocaust theme.
& # 39; ISU regrets that Mr. Shulepov's wrong suit (Free Skating instead of Short Program costume) was presented to vote, & # 39; wrote the ISU on Twitter. They said they sincerely apologize for the crime caused.
Twitter users came out to condemn the choice of outfit (bottom image), suggesting that the ISU wanted to nominate it (top)
Many Twitter users condemned Shulepov for his choice.
A user said: & # 39; I must love skaters who are rewarded for fetishing the pain of others. & # 39;
& # 39; This is absolutely terrible! Anton Shulepov, you should be ashamed of yourself, & someone else said.
In a statement to the protector, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, called the suit & # 39; offensive & # 39 ;.
"Although we understand that skaters should be creative in their choice of costumes, Anton Shulepov's apparent decision to evoke painful Holocaust images as part of his routine was insensitive and offensive," Greenblatt said.
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