German figure skater Nicole Schott competed in the Olympics Thursday to music from the film "Schindler's List," and the internet was horrified.
It isn't the first time a figure skater has used the music. In 2014, Yulia Lipnitskaya did her gold-medal-winning routine to the song as well. The 15-year-old drew cries from Twitter asking if "Schindler's List on Ice" was coming to an arena near them.
Given the heightened anti-Semitism, many wondered if perhaps it was best to curb the use of a song used to tell the story of a man who saved Jews from the Holocaust.
In another case, Yashar Ali of the Huffington Post, recalled Tatyana Navka, "the wife of Putin's powerful spokesman Dmitry Peskov." She and her partner performed a Holocaust themed performance during a competition in Russia. The two were dressed in stripped uniforms with the Star of David on their chest.
The German who skated to Schindler’s List tonight at the Olympics reminds me of a clip I found in Nov 2016. Tatyan… https://t.co/OeSVvyYVPv— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1519354382.0
Watch a clip from Schott below:
And the Twitter response:
@JamieIvester3 @arielhelwani @neontaster Every jew recognizes the soundtrack in 2 seconds and it started with Jewis… https://t.co/6vhRMeKXuK— Felix E.Czosnowski (@Felix E.Czosnowski)1519357352.0
NO ONE SHOULD BE SKATING TO SCHINDLER'S LIST!!!!!!!— Nancy Armour (@Nancy Armour)1519352986.0
trying to imagine the discussion when someone says “hey how about skating to music from Schindler’s List? That’ll r… https://t.co/WrYxm8up0C— Sara Koenig 🐑 (@Sara Koenig 🐑)1519352961.0
God I love the pace of closed captioning. Just now, watching a German figure skater: NICOLE SCHOTT IS SKATING TO..… https://t.co/NgZyVSkIEO— T.J. Chambers (@T.J. Chambers)1519353113.0
Just tuned into Olympic figure skating and the German figure skater is skating to the theme song from ... Schindler… https://t.co/tDvYDkKeYF— Ariel Helwani (@Ariel Helwani)1519353266.0
The German skater picking the Schindler’s List soundtrack to skate to is certainly a choice.— Aaron Mehta (@Aaron Mehta)1519352996.0
German skater performing to music from Schindler's List #figureskateing #olympics https://t.co/yCKjl52hyy— Space Orchid 🏝 (@Space Orchid 🏝)1519353027.0
Figure skating to music from Schindler's List might not guarantee you a medal but it might guarantee you an Oscar...— Sᴄʀᴜ̈ᴇɢɢS 🌹 (@Sᴄʀᴜ̈ᴇɢɢS 🌹)1519353989.0
@AuroraBirdialis Can we agree that Schindler’s List soundtrack is too depressing for figure skating? More Star Wars.— Dr. Lissa Tallman (@Dr. Lissa Tallman)1519357609.0
@Lesdoggg @NBCOlympics @Olympics And a smaller issue, but who thought “rhinestones on the costume will go well with… https://t.co/IGAm0sa670— Laura Hays Pearson (@Laura Hays Pearson)1519357499.0
@ESPNMcGee A German girl is figure skating to Schindler's List music and no one finds this off-putting...— Jennifer Shrader (@Jennifer Shrader)1519357839.0
In other news:
Speaking of Schindler’s List, I spoke to a woman a few months ago who said she thinks Ralph Fiennes is extremely se… https://t.co/qqZaemSSeI— Devin Fuller (@Devin Fuller)1519357051.0