Alexey Yagudin / Adam Rippon
Alexei Yagudin, a 40-year-old Russian figure skater and Olympic champion in 2002, spoke out against transgender propaganda on the social network, but strengthened it by drawing the world’s attention to his public conflict with the American skater from 30 years old, Adam Rippon. The latter announced that he had donated $ 1,000 to a fund to help black transgender people, and his Russian colleague suddenly decided to angrily comment on the news. Now the Russian and Western media are writing about it, and Rippon announced today that he has donated a thousand dollars to black transgender people – but now on behalf of Alexei Yagudin. I donated an additional thousand dollars to @theokraproject on behalf of Alexei Yagudin, because when he found out that I had donated for the first time, he said that people like me should die. I do not accept his apologies, – wrote Adam Rippon on the social network.
In October 2015, Rippon came out, announcing his homosexuality. Having learned of Rippon’s recent gift, Yagudin wrote the following sentence on the social network: When will you die? Earth error.
However, he quickly deleted these words and recorded an apologetic video. Yesterday, a very stupid post was made on my Instagram, for which I was extremely uncomfortable. On the Internet, I read the news that a well-known American skater had donated $ 1,000 to a fund to help black transgender people. The news itself is, you see, a little strange, and on the emotions I allowed myself very harsh statements. Naturally, I do not wish anyone’s death and I apologize for my words. Mistakes really need to be recognized … I’m not against gays, trance, or lesbians. Among my friends and acquaintances, there are a large number of people with a non-traditional sexual orientation. I am not against. I am against propaganda. The public does not need to know who is sleeping with whom. This information is not necessary for my daughters, said Yagudin.
With his wife Tatyana Totmyanina, 38, he raises Elizabeth, 11, and Michel, 4.
From time to time, Alexei shocked his followers on Instagram, for example, dressing as women. During his self-isolation, he participated in the #pillowchallenge Challenge and, two days ago, played the role of the saleswoman Galina.
Based on materials: www.spletnik.ru