The 50 Most Controversial Tweets of Summer 2012

8. Greek Olympian's Racist Joke Gets Her Sent Home

Date: July 22
Tweeter: @papaxristoutj
Tweet: "With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!"

Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou thought mocking African migrants made for good humor. The Greek Olympic Committee, along with the Twittersphere, didn’t find her remarks funny and she was expelled from the Olympics for the callous remark. Realizing the embarrassment she brought onto her country and family, Papachristou issued several apologies. All is forgiven?

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