Pro-Kremlin Lawmaker Irina Rodnina Under Fire for Racist Banana Tweet Mocking President Obama

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Pro-Kremlin Lawmaker Irina Rodnina Under Fire for Racist Banana Tweet Mocking President Obama (Photo credit: Twitter)

SHAMEFUL: Irina Rodnina, a pro-Kremlin lawmaker and former Olympic gold medalist is  under fire after she posted a collage of President Obama juxataposed with a banana on Twitter. The photomontage shows President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gazing at a hand in the foreground holding a banana.

You will recall that black soccer players are subjected to racists taunts using bananas in Europe, including Russia, and it is seen as a racial slur. The idea that Irina Rodnina doesn’t realize or doesn’t care about the implications of her post, as just as sickening as the tweet itself.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny reposted the image on Friday evening. He wrote that Rodnina was “making a joke.” He has raised eyebrows by speaking at nationalist rallies.

Irina Rodnina has since deleted the offensive tweet, but as you know, it will still live on. Here’s a screenshot of the actual tweet:

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Pro-Kremlin lawmaker Irina Rodnina racist banana tweet mocking President Obama

 

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • ThomasER916

    This is pure genius!

  • VECruz

    :)