The series of Team USA’s Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony was unveiled on Wednesday to criticize the masses of social media users.
Designed by long-time official Olympic outfit designer Ralph Lauren, the outfit features white pants, a polo shirt and a sports shirt, a collar with red, white and blue accessories, all adorned with the company’s signature polo logo.
Several Twitter users commented that the uniform provided wealth and privileges.
Is this year’s yacht racing the only event? https://t.co/atnWHTktis
– Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) April 14, 2021
Big “The dorm is named after my grandfather”; Energy https://t.co/f0Lf5qXD92
– Jacob Peters (@ JacobNPeters1) April 14, 2021
Team USA always dressed as though they were about to ask me if I know who their father is. https://t.co/K1GQIuoTPz
– Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 14, 2021
Others criticized that they only looked at ethnicity.
Someone should tell @RalphLauren & @NBCOlympics that Team USA is not just white people. https://t.co/SV9zSG4oqv
– Tommie Sunshine ✊️ (@tommiesunshine) April 14, 2021
“I don’t think he fits into a good culture” https://t.co/Fmpfocm1hR
– Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 14, 2021
The uniform was ready for last year’s race, which was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The pants included in this year’s uniform have patches that read “Team USA” and “2020”.
The AP noted that the team’s opening ceremony kit will be revealed in July ahead of the game, which is scheduled for July 23 to August 8.
The AP reports that Lauren’s Olympic retail collection, which proceeds from Team USA support, can be purchased online and in select stores.