Mirai Nagasu, Swag, And Asians Are Cheap?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Read this funny article on Mirai Nagasu down at the Chicago Tribune and just wanted to post it up because it made me laugh because who didn't say what they thought without thinking at sixteen (hell - that still happens to me).

Anything that crosses her mind, she says, often in stream-of-consciousness ramblings.

The candor can get her in deep, as it did three weeks ago with her explanation for why she was so looking forward to the swag that would be hers for having made the Olympic team by finishing second at the U.S. Championships.

"I guess I can be stereotypical and say that Asians are very cheap," said Nagasu, a Japanese-American.

When the subject came up again Saturday in a question about what she had received, Nagasu noted an Asian-American friend who is "very Americanized" had scolded her about the comment.

"But I've already said what's been said," Nagasu continued, then explained how she regetted having arrived only Thursday because a lot of her sizes no longer were available in the clothing provided by the U.S. Olympic team.

And so it went, with Nagasu deadpanning that the change she has made in her free skate since nationals was to add a quadruple jump, then following it with a perfectly timed, "Just kidding."
Read it in full here.