Just a week after Johnny Weir changed his costume to placate animal rights activists, the Russian ice dance team who made headlines with their controversial costumes have decided to change their costumes. Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin will alter the outfits they will wear for the original dance in Vancouver. Their original costumes, supposedly intended to honor Australian Aboriginies, offended Aboriginal groups.
Domnina and Shabalin are not changing their music or the dance. At this point, why go halfway? Aboriginal leaders have said that the music and dancing has nothing to do with Aboriginal culture. The music and dance are still offensive, just like the costumes. If you're going to offend people no matter what, why change costumes?
Clearly, Domnina and Shabalin are two people who rarely go halfway. They won the world championships in 2009 and the European Championships last month. Even in their costuming, they're all in. See?