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US soccer star Megan Rapinoe under fire after old tweet resurfaces of her saying a woman’s closed eyes “look asian”

Megan Rapinoe, who currently stars for the U.S. women’s soccer team and the OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League, and is also a new face of Victoria’s Secret, has found herself in a bit of hot water after an old tweet of hers was dug up.

Rapinoe came under fire for a tweet from May 19, 2011 — more than 10 years ago. The tweet read: “u look asian with those closed eyes!” It’s unclear who Rapinoe was responding to or what the original message was. The user does not appear to have a Twitter account anymore. According to the Sports Room, the account belonged to Natasha Kai — a former US Olympian who played professional soccer. Kai was born in Hawaii. Social media users went on the offensive attacking Rapinoe for the past tweet.

Victoria’s Secret recently announced Rapinoe as a partner as part of its revamped collection. “We are proud to bring together an unparalleled group of trailblazing partners who share a common goal to drive positive change,” the company said in a statement. “These extraordinary partners, with their unique backgrounds, interests and passions will collaborate with us to create revolutionary product collections, compelling and inspiring content, new internal associate programs and rally support for causes vital to women” [FOX].

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: THE SPORTS ROOM

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