BODE MILLER APOLOGIZES FOR COMMENTS ON SKIING AND MARRIAGEFebruary 17, 2018
Bode Miller is snow plowing back on remarks he made on skiing and marriage!
Olympian turned Olympics analyst Bode Miller blamed skier Anna Veith’s performance on marriage at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Veith tore her ACL in 2016, but Miller had a different theory for why her performance was not up to par.
“I want to point out she also got married. And it’s historically very challenging to race on the World Cup with a family or after being married. Not to blame the spouses, but I just want to toss that out there that it may be her husband’s fault.”
Please tell me someone else caught Bode Miller with the greatest color commentary of any Olympiad ever: pic.twitter.com/l3MtYxUilV
— Mike Honcho (@doubleshift8) February 15, 2018
Obviously, people were not too thrilled and Miller apologized for his comment and called it an “ill-advised attempt at a joke.”
He referenced his former Olympics’ experience in his apology.
“I know the support team you need. I relied on my friends and family. And if you have the luxury of relying on a spouse, I know they are inevitably your biggest supporter and on Valentine’s Day I didn’t mean to throw spouses under the bus. Certainly, I’m going to be hearing it from my wife, I know.”
He didn’t stop there. He took to Twitter to continue his apology.
“To be clear I was not seriously blaming Anna Veith’s lack of results on her husband. It’s a changing of priorities that is historically hard, male or female. I had the love and support of my wife while I was racing and I know it can be a huge asset. #happyvalentinesday “
Do you forgive him for his comments?