Meghan McCain called out the International Olympic Committee for allowing Beijing to host the winter games and said it looks like Chernobyl “with a ski slope.”
“‘Cataclysmic’: Olympics opening ceremonies TV ratings plunge to new low – 43% below previous Olympics,” the former co-host of “The View” captioned her post Tuesday on Instagram. “This is the best way of punishing the amoral Western sponsors who prioritized profits over morals.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Haley Calls Biden’s Diplomatic Olympics Boycott A ‘Joke’ Because China Doesn’t Care If He Shows Up)
“Look at this photo – this is where the global community thought it was best to host the Olympics,” she added. “It looks like [Chernobyl] with a ski slope. #GenocideGames (I am not watching, this photo was posted online).”
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McCain’s post included two photos. One showed the FreeStyle skiing slope near by what appeared to be four concrete towers. The location was the site of a former steel mill, according to Reuters. In the second picture, the same location where the giant ski slope was put in can be seen in an aerial shot.
The former Fox News guest host previously tweeted to her hundreds of thousands of followers that no one should be watching the games, which she said were “spreading propaganda for a regime” that has “kill[ed] six million people” with the COVID-19 virus.
“There is no reason to watch a Winter Olympics that is holding up and spreading propaganda for a regime that is committing actual genocide and ethnic cleansing [of Uyghurs] – on top of poisoning the world and killing 6 million people,” the former co-host of the ABC talkshow tweeted. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Calls On American Athletes To Stay Silent During Olympics In Beijing)
There is no reason to watch a Winter Olympics that is holding up and spreading propaganda for a regime that is committing actual genocide and ethnic cleansing – on top of poisoning the world and killing 6 million people.
Absolute shame on the international community for this.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 4, 2022
“Absolute shame on the international community for this,” she added.
To date, more than 5.7 million people around the globe have died with confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization coronavirus dashboard.
The U.S. and some other countries are diplomatically boycotting the 2022 Winter Games over China’s human rights violations over the treatment of the Uyghur Muslims, which the U.S. has labeled a genocide.