North and South Korean gymnasts pose for a selfie

Why Evolution Is True

There’s already all sorts of bad behavior by athletes at the Olympics, with the Lebanese team not allowing the Israeli athletes on the bus, a report that a Saudi judo athlete (judist?) forfeited his match rather than face an Israeli athlete (the Saudis say it was an injury), literal finger-wagging by American swimmers towards Russian swimmers accused of illegal drug usage, and now an Australian swimmer calling his Chinese opponent a “drug cheat.” It’s the Olympics, Jake: keep your bad behavior and moralism to yourself.

But here’s a moment that at least brings a frisson of pleasure: a North Korean and South Korean gymnast posing for a selfie! Now that’s something completely unexpected.

From The Guardian we see Lee Eun-ju of South Korea (right, age 17) and Hong Un-jong of North Korea (left, age 27) taking a selfie while practicing before the competition began.


The North Koreans are unarguably the most oppressed…

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