UFC Fighter Claims Husband With Swastika Tattoo Isn't Racist Since They Have 'Ethnic' Friends

UFC fighter Andrea Lee posted a photo of her husband on Twitter, revealing a swastika tattoo on his arm. After facing backlash for the image, Lee defended herself and her husband by claiming they have "many ethnic friends."

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On Friday, UFC flyweight Andrea Lee posted a seemingly innocent photo of herself and her husband enjoying their weekend on the lake. What at first glance appears to be a harmless image of the couple is quickly tainted by one small but glaring detail: a swastika tattoo on the top of her husband’s forearm.

Quickly after posting the photo, people criticized “KGB” Lee (which is also a problematic nickname, but I digress) and her husband, calling the couple “racist,” “nazis,” and a number of other insults related to her husband’s permanent dedication to a symbol made popular by a fascist regime.

I actually have many ethnic friends, regardless of what y’all keep saying I am not racist, nor have I ever been. And the more you call me racist is never going to make it true.

— Andrea Lee (@AndreaKGBLee) June 3, 2018

Lee quickly defended herself and her husband by claiming they couldn’t possibly be racist because they have “ethnic” friends. “We have an Asian & a black guy that live with us!” she wrote in a since deleted tweet. “Oh my gosh guys it’s a tattoo he got in prison, get over yourselves.”

Unfortunately for Lee and her husband, being a white person with brown or black friends doesn’t disqualify you from being racist or having racist tendencies like, I don’t know, getting a neo-nazi symbol tattooed on your body, for example. Try again. 

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