Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sugar, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Sugar

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  4. caseyedwards

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    Loud in the united states quiet in Russia
     
  5. FunnyBut

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    :cheer2: I always thought there was a latent Gay Icon lurking in Ashley Wagner. :cheer:
     
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  6. eurodance2001

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    Quiet in Russia? The people brutally beaten for having their pride parade is hardly what I would call "quiet". Quiet for us since we are not IN Russia itself.. I'm shocked you didn't include a "!" after every sentence too..
     
  7. eurodance2001

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    Her brother is gay, I believe.
     
  8. Dr.Siouxs

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  9. caseyedwards

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    Talking about what wagners policy is!
     
  10. os168

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    Ashley Wagner the gay icon! Yup... i can totally see it :D Well done Ashley!
     
  11. eurodance2001

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    Ah, ok.. Fair enough.. Thanks for clarifying the point..
     
  12. fan

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    Brava Ashley.

    I fear the USFSA will now drop her like a rock.
     
  13. Skittl1321

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    I can't blame her for that. When she is in Russia she is there 'working', she should only be focusing on skating (besides, the Olympics forbids political statements, she could get sent back home without competing!). That she said anything is huge in such a political sport.
     
  14. judgejudy27

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    Not a chance. She and Gold punched their tickets to Turin the moment they returned 3 spots to the U.S women. The USFSA knows that Gold and Wagner are their only two slim hopes for a medal in the ladies event in Sochi, and only certainties of a respectable result, only skaters at this point they could market and overhype their chances to the U.S public in the lead up to the Games that the public would even recognize.

    That said great for Ashley for standing up for an issue she believes in, especialy with such a pressure packed season approaching.
     
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  16. attyfan

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    If they do, it will only prove that the accusations of anti-gay bigotry are correct, IMO
     
  17. BlueRidge

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    Thank you, Ashley!
     
  18. judiz

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    Good for Ashley, too bad none of the other skaters aren't as brave.
     
  19. AxelAnnie

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    Way to go Ashley!!! Love that lady.
     
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    I'm glad that figure skating has one brave soul willing to speak out (as much as an athlete who wants a berth on the Olympic team can speak out). It shows how brave she really is, and is consistent with her fighter attitude. This is what a true sporting hero and role model looks like.

    Bravo, Ashley!
     
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    Great to see her speakout
     
  23. oleada

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    I knew I liked her for a reason :respec:
     
  24. museksk8r

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    Yet another reason to like Ashley . . . you go, girl! :cheer2::respec:
     
  25. manhn

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    Lovin' Ashley!
     
  26. zigzig

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    She's fearless on and off the ice - kudos to her!
     
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  28. Garden Kitty

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    Per Phil Hersh on twitter:

     
  29. Aussie Willy

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    I agree.

    When is the next vote on the Gay Icon?
     
  30. viennese

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