Kristi Yamaguchi Endorses Romney In New Olympics Ad, Receives Twitter Hate

Olympic Gold Medalist and Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi is getting a lot of hate for her endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a recent video produced by Romney Super PAC Restore our Future in which she praises Romney for the success of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Angry liberals are taking to Twitter to slam Yamaguchi with inappropriate personal attacks, Twitchy has reported.

On July 30, John Gravener (@johngravener) wrote, “So @kristiyamaguchi hates women, poor people, and gays.” Another slam, this time by Twitter user @tcita, stated: “I assume all the Olympic coverage reminding her that she’s a hasbeen drove Kristi Yamaguchi to make this commercial.” Marcus Garza (@Marcus_Garza) even suggested stripping her of her Olympic accomplishments, stating, “Can we take her medals away?”

Yet, Yamaguchi is simply exercising her First amendment rights by endorsing Romney. Celebrities like Beyoncé and Katy Perry have similarly endorsed Obama and have received much less criticism. The personal attacks on Yamaguchi are not only unwarranted, they are completely beside the point.

In the video ad, Yamaguchi says of Romney’s work at the 2002 Winter Olympics, “Mitt Romney brought a huge sense of hope.” She is joined by two other Olympians, 2002 Gold Medalist in Skeleton Jimmy Shea, and 2002 Gold Medalist in Speed Skating Derek Parra, who both praised Romney as well.

Fraser Bullock, Chief Operating Officer of the 2002 Winter Games, also contributed to the ad, explaining, “[Mitt Romney] faced a $400 million budget deficit and turned that around to a $100 million surplus.”

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  1. RonPaulKicksAss says:

    She must be a war profiteer. Project for the the New American Century warmongering clowns vote for Mitt Romney.

    1. Rick Napora says:

      Foolish gal, where does she get off not wasting her vote on someone who can’t win the nomination of their own party! Warmongering? This election is not just about jobs and the economy; it’s about stopping the slide towards socialism and government’s control in every aspect of our lives. Warmongering? Just how successful have the sanctions been on the Iranian government? If we had more “warmongers” we could have made an earlier entry into WWII; perhaps we could have prevented the slaughter of over 6 million men, women and children. I’m glad that the warmonger Romney has told Israel we won’t stand in their way to protect their existence. I’m glad the warmonger Romney is actually skeptical about Russia’s motives and would favor giving Poland weapon systems to protect themselves from Russia! I’m glad that the warmonger Romney has criticized Obama for bowing down to Russian demands not to arm our allies with defense systems and for negotiating away our nuclear missile deterrent. Warmonger?

  2. Terry says:

    PLEASE, WE NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE LIKE MARCUS, HOW DARE YOU EVEN THINK OF STRIPPING YAMAGUCHI FROM HER MEDALS JUST FOR EXERCISING HER FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. We are proud of the sacrafices that men and women have made to keep our country free and safe, and people like Yamaguchi that has represented our country in the Olympics. Freedom does no come easy, and people like you have no understanding what America stand for, and Marcus speaking against an American just for exercing their rights is not an American.

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