Russian ice dancers offensive?

Australian Aborigines are upset over the ice dancing program of Russian pair Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin.

At times, Shabalin led Domnina around by her ponytail. They mugged, stuck out their tongues and mimicked the hand over mouth gesture that was once associated with American Indians. After the dance ended, the crowd gave the Russians what could generously be called a lukewarm reception.

I can't speak to whether it was stereotypical, but it did look like their research was watching some episodes of The Flintstones and Tarzan. Plus, it was as boring as the Native Candian-inspired Opening Ceremonies.

See their routine for yourself here.

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