Megan Rapinoe is the face of U.S. Soccer and a new face of Victoria’s Secret, but she is finding herself in extremely hot water after an old tweet of hers was dug up.
Rapinoe came under fire for a tweet from May 19, 2011.
The tweet read: “u look asian with those closed eyes!”
The user she was responding to does not appear to have a Twitter account anymore. According to the Sports Room, the account belonged to Natasha Kai — a former US Olympian who played professional soccer. Kai was born in Hawaii.
Social media users went on the offensive attacking Rapinoe and called for her to be canceled.
It was just earlier this week when Victoria’s Secret announced Rapinoe as a partner as part of its revamped collection.
“We are proud to bring together an unparalleled group of trailblazing partners who share a common goal to drive positive change,” the company said in a statement. “These extraordinary partners, with their unique backgrounds, interests and passions will collaborate with us to create revolutionary product collections, compelling and inspiring content, new internal associate programs and rally support for causes vital to women.”