Instagram commenters were almost universally critical of Lambertini’s post, with most users expressing their anger and shock at his ignorance and racism.
Many sought to bring the matter to the attention of the Olympic and Paralympic Games’ organizers by tagging their official accounts, with many calling for Lambertini’s banning from the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Jimmy O. Yang, actor who played Bernard Tai in “Crazy Rich Asians” and Jian Yang in the T.V. show Silicon Valley, condemned Lambertini’s actions in an instagram post.
“This type of overt ignorance is absolutely unacceptable. This was posted today. We need to take a stance against this”, Yang wrote.
A small minority stood by his side.
NextShark has reached out to Lambertini and the International Paralympic Committee for comment and will update this post accordingly.
Featured Image via Instagram / @ema_lambertini (left and right)
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