ISU Apologizes After Facing Backlash For ‘Accidentally’ Nominating Holocaust-Themed Skating Outfit For Costume Award

The International Skating Union apologized on Twitter Monday after facing backlash for accidentally nominating a Holocaust-themed outfit for a best costume prize.

The ensemble was worn by Russian figure skater Anton Shulepov, who skated to the song from “Schindler’s List”, a movie set during the Holocaust, while wearing it, People reported.

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His outfit featured a yellow Star of David and stripes. It also featured elements of prisoner and guard uniforms from Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp where more than 1 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

The ISU has since insisted it didn’t mean to nominate the get-up, posting: “The ISU regrets that by error the wrong costume (Free Skating instead of Short Program costume) of Mr. Shulepov has been presented for voting.”

“This error has been corrected and the ISU sincerely apologizes for this mistake and the bad sentiments it has caused.”

Shulepov wore the outfit in question twice in November, NBC News reported, once at the Internationaux de France, and the second at a competition in Japan.

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Despite the apology, social media users insisted Shulepov shouldn’t have been allowed to wear the outfit in the first place. People also pointed out that the skater had now been nominated for a much plainer outfit.

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