Maria Sharapova is expected to participate in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic games in Sochi representing Russia. NBC has hired Ms. Sharapova as a commentator for the big event as well.
President Obama and Vice President Biden along with their families are boycotting the Olympic games to send a message to Putin that his persecution and violation of human rights specifically among the gay community is not acceptable.
Maria Sharapova has claimed she has gay friends; however, she stated not all laws in any country are perfect and “eventually” the laws persecuting gays in Russia should be changed.
Ms. Sharapova, what about right now?
Maria Sharapova was raised and tennis trained in America. She has reaped the benefits and freedoms offered in this country for most of her life. She has built a multimillion-dollar empire off the courts with her American sponsors, endorsement deals, her American clothing line, and American candy company. She is truly living the American dream while in her “country” Putin has created a nightmare for its gay citizens and Maria’s dearest “friends.”
Wake up, Sharapova!