The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was gifted an unexpected performance on Friday following the 1000 men’s speedskating event.
Sporting nothing but a ponytail and a tutu, the man had “peace & love” written on his chest as he took to the ice to spread his message which amplified what the Olympics is supposed to be all about.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 24, 2018
Video of the event surfaced shortly after the incident, which, of course, happened live.
Twitter had some thoughts on the Olympic games crasher, who probably meant no harm but definitely deserves credit for pulling it off.
“I’d give him a gold medal for just making it ‘to’ the ice, dressed like that LOL,” said YES, IT’s RACHEL. Touché, ma’am.
I’d give him a gold medal for just making it “to” the ice, dressed like that LOL
— Rachel🍀🌺☕️💋 (@Rc515Sally) February 24, 2018
Who can really argue with a message of “peace & love” anyway? Especially at the Olympics, which symbolize worldwide unity and respect?
— Doug “California Quarantined” Bleucher (@DougBluecher) February 24, 2018
Others, like Aamir Shah, think the U.S. should take the streaker’s message to heart outside the Olympics. He suggested the tutu-sporting activist to “tell US to withdraw its army from Afghanistan and Iraq. Tell Israel to leave Palastine. Tell India to free Kashmir.”
Then tell US to withdraw its army from Afghanistan and Iraq. Tell Israel to leave Palastin. Tell India to free Kashmir.
— Aamir shah (@aamirshah0007) February 24, 2018
Colonizer reviewed Robert’s performance, describing his “skateless skating” as “superb.”
Heck, one Twitter user, Troy, even called Roberts “my new hero.”
So that professional streaker spotted at the #Olympics is none other than Mark Roberts from the UK. He has streaked in 22 countries at 562 events including Super Bowls.
My new hero 😂 pic.twitter.com/c2au8OoqjZ
— Troy ➡️🚩 (@Troy_Hawk30) February 24, 2018
The streaker was identified by Yahoo News as Mark Roberts, who has purportedly streaked at more than 500 events, including Super Bowl XXXVIII, in which the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers. “There’s 65,000 people in the stadium all at once going crazy, man,” Roberts said in an interview. “The energy, I felt it. It’s like, ‘Oh wow.’ It’s just unreal.”
There’s no word yet on what, if any, consequences await professional streaker Roberts. But Olympic security personnel are probably going to have some explaining to do as to how he was able to slip past them.
h/t Comic Sands