International Skating apologizes for ‘error’ nominating Holocaust-themed costume for award
The International Skating Union apologized Monday for erroneously nominating an offensive outfit worn by Russian figure skater Anton Shulepov for an award. Shulepov was wearing an ensemble associated with the Holocaust.
Figure skating's governing body publicly addressed the "error" nomination following outcry on social media.
Shulepov wore the costume during his free skate routine as the theme from “Schindler’s List" played in the background. The outfit combined elements from uniforms worn by those held in concentration camps and included a yellow Star of David over a striped pattern. It was nominated for "best costume" before the International Skating Union said the nomination was actually meant for Shulepov's short program (he wore a dark shirt that opened to reveal a red shirt over black pants during a variety music program).
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