Leftist national anthem kneeler and U.S. women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is being called out for anti-Asian racism after a decade-old comment was unearthed on her Twitter page.
In 2011, Rapinoe, who has since become the embodiment of “wokeness” in women’s sports, directed a comment at a Twitter user whose account no longer appears to be active. According to the Sports Room, it belonged to former professional soccer player Natasha Kai.
That comment read: “u look asian with those closed eyes!”
@tasha_kai00 u look asian with those closed eyes!
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) May 19, 2011
Twitter users who saw the old tweet unleashed on the left-wing soccer star, who has made a habit of labeling others as bigoted:
Megan Rapinoe is a RACIST!!! https://t.co/ljtzejzkJA
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) June 17, 2021
Now THAT’S progressive!
— SloCobruh (@SloCobruh) June 17, 2021
— jae (@jaeinnho) June 18, 2021
It’s relevant that the soccer star previously accused former President Donald Trump of being a racist over tweets that she called “disgusting.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 22, 2019
The old message resurfaced just after Rapinoe, 35, was designated as one of the new faces of Victoria’s Secret. The company is bidding farewell to its iconic “Angels” models and is replacing them with left-wing political and LGBT activists, Rapinoe among them, The New York Times first reported.
Victoria’s Secret is getting rid of its Angels and wings. The company has hired new representatives — including soccer star Megan Rapinoe and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas — as it tries to conduct one of the most extreme brand turnarounds in recent memory. https://t.co/tdP4s3cCNM
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 16, 2021
Martin Waters, the CEO for the lingerie company, told The Times on Wednesday that the Angels were no longer “culturally relevant.” Waters also accused his own company of being “slow to respond” to a changing world.
We are proud to announce an exciting new partnership platform, #TheVSCollective, designed to shape the future of Victoria’s Secret. @adutakech1 @amandadecadenet @mPinoe @priyankachopra Eileen Gu, Paloma Elsesser, Valentina Sampaio https://t.co/IdYrmLWkPM pic.twitter.com/bd9QMhCz2W
— Victoria’s Secret (@VictoriasSecret) June 16, 2021
Apparently, Waters views Rapinoe, whose divisive politics routinely draw headlines, as being the sort of person his company wants to use to market women’s undergarments.
One Twitter user hit Victoria’s Secret for hiring Rapinoe, asking if the company supports anti-Asian bigotry.
Does @VictoriasSecret stand for anti-asian hate???
— broski (@hyperoverdrive) June 17, 2021
Rapinoe, who is known for her disdain for traditions such as standing during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events, celebrated her new role with Victoria’s Secret on Thursday.
“I am excited and ready to partner with @VictoriasSecret as part of #TheVSCollective – women who I admire and are icons of our time. I’m looking forward to working with them to show ALL women their individual and collective beauty and power. #VSAmbassador,” she tweeted.
I am excited and ready to partner with @VictoriasSecret as part of #TheVSCollective – women who I admire and are icons of our time. I’m looking forward to working with them to show ALL women their individual and collective beauty and power. #VSAmbassador pic.twitter.com/f79Cawp9IT
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) June 17, 2021
Rapinoe had not responded to the dustup over the old tweet as of Friday afternoon.
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