THE Winter Olympics torch lighting ceremony was mocked as viewers said the giant metal rings used to ignite the cauldron looked like a “robot fire penis”.
Millions watched as torchbearer Kim Yuna lowered the flame to an “icicle mound” at the climax of today’s spectacular opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
Moments later a rod-shaped steel erection burst from underground, and flames shot up the 30 rings to the lip of the cauldron.
Stunned viewers watching on television around the world had only one thing on their minds.
One Twitter user wrote: “Why did South Korea choose to light the Olympic torch with some sort of flaming robot penis?”
Another said: “Exceptionally phallic lighting of the torch #OpeningCeremony”
South Korean figure skater Kim, won gold in Vancouver in 2010 and silver in Sochi four years later, was given the honour to light the Olympic flame in her home country – always a highlight of an opening ceremony.
She performed a short skating routine before receiving the torch at the end of a relay that included action movie hero Jackie Chan earlier in the day.
Her big moment came in front of 35,000 fans in the stadium including a 200-strong North Korean cheerleading squad.
Shaun White Apologizes for Dragging American Flag, Promises Infidel Radio it ‘Won’t Happen Again’
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Snowboarder Shaun White apologized Wednesday for dragging a U.S. flag on the snow after his dramatic gold medal victory in the men’s halfpipe, but said he did not know he had let the flag touch the ground.
“I remember being handed the flag but I was trying to put my gloves on and hold the flag and get board,” he told reporters afterward. “Honestly, if there was anything, I definitely didn’t mean any disrespect.”
“The flag that’s flying on my house right now is way up there. So sorry for that,” White continued. “But I’m definitely proud — very proud — to be a part of Team USA and being an American and to be representing for everyone back home.”
White reclaimed his Olympic halfpipe title, landing back-to-back 1440s to knock Japan’s Ayumu Hirano out of the top spot, and at the same time won the United States’ 100th all-time gold medal at the Winter Olympics.
But White, who also won his third gold medal, immediately got criticism on Twitter for allowing the flag touch the ground several times while he was overcome with emotion following his career-capping performance.