Celebrities React to Yuna Kim’s Silver Medal with a Mixture of Frustration and Gratitude
As the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics comes to an end, the world was shocked by the outcome of the ladies figure skating program when Yuna Kim took home the silver instead of the gold medal, which went to 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova of Russia.
As expected, countless Korean celebrities reacted with a complicated mix of emotions that include joy, gratitude, pride, anger and frustration.
Kara‘s Park Gyu Ri tweeted, “Well, it’s meaningless to place a score on something that is textbook. Yuna, I love you.”
2PM‘s Jun.K tweeted, “Kim Yuna is the best. Best. The best! SHE GOT TRUE SWAG.”
Haha tweeted, “The best and the person who came in first place are completely different. They will know it too. Even if they pretend not to know, they will know. Dear Yuna, don’t worry. We all know. Kim Yuna is the best! Oppa is embarrassed after seeing you smile. Of course, Yuna has a big heart. I need to relax and sleep. My Yuna is the best.”
Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon Jae commented, “Anyone can say that you are the best! You were so awesome and great and you worked so hard! The best!”
Jeon Hyun Moo tweeted, “Kim Yuna! I’m thankful for the fact that I have lived in the same time as you. You went through so much for all this time. The judge’s home advantage scoring at the Sochi olympics will remain as a ‘soo-chi’ (meaning, “shame”). But don’t worry! Kim Yuna is already the true queen that the world acknowledges.”
Younha tweeted, “You all probably didn’t sleep and watched this… Who cares about sleep right now!! Yuna Kim, who have such a big heart. It must have been hard to interview but thank you for answering. Until the end, you said that your rival is yourself, you’re so great! You are the Queen!”
Rainbow‘s Jaekyung tweeted, “Did they add in the level of cheers from the audience to the score… In my eyes, Kim Yuna is the best! Is it only me?! Kim Yuna is the best! Great job!”
NS Yoonji tweeted, “Kim Yuna, to all of us, you were the champion for the second time. It was such a great performance, you did a great job. Thank you for being such a big strength to all of us.”
Yoon Jong Shin tweeted, “The silver is shining much brighter than the gold… Smile… you did so well^^”
Lee Kwang Soo tweeted, “Kim Yuna, you are already a legend.”
15&‘s Park Ji Min tweeted, “I wish JYP would be a judge at the Pyeong Chang Olympics. There’s not enough ‘half air, half soul.'”
Many other celebrities expressed their frustration at the controversial outcome of the ladies figure skating program.
Soompiers, what are you thoughts?