This week, Michael Phelps carried the American flag into Maracana stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. He was selected by his peers on Team USA after becoming the most decorated olympian in history, having won 22 medals and appearing in four previous Olympic games. Despite his many accomplishments, however, some are trying to argue that he didn't deserve the privilege to carry the stars and stripes into the arena.
The Olympics — and especially the opening ceremonies — have long been recognized for their distinct lack of politics. Warring countries have marched alongside one another at multiple games in displays meant to show unity despite the world's many ongoing conflicts.
Some, however, are trying to inject politics, political correctness, and accusations of white privilege back into the games. See who many thought was a more worthy flagbearer on the nest page. Be forewarned, it had nothing to do with her athletic ability:
More proof that CNN is a phony network.
I suppose those two poor little black girls that won metals and all they did was$#%&[email protected]*about how much they hate our country should be carrying it ????
CNN, should at least try to be honest, and leave their agenda alone.
WHAT NEXT? Thanks Obama for setting Race Relations back 150 years. MLK would be proud.
CNN = F**e News and lying opinions?
I agree get a THUG or drug dealer from Baltimore, Chicago or BLM let them carry the flag.
How dare U Blacks R NOT RACIST only Whites R. U should know that by now.
I wouldn’t turn on cnn if we were under attack
He’s only earned the most Olympic medals which should count for something.
The real racists have just stepped forward.