Ice dancing is a fringe sport.
No, seriously, we mean that literally. There was a team wearing fringe everywhere you looked during Monday’s Olympic competition in PyeongChang.
This couple from the Ukraine started things off by wearing something from Paula Abdul’s closet during her days as a Laker Girl …
… while other competitors looked like they were paying tribute to late wrestlers (and fringe aficionados) “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior…
In between there was canary fringe, classy fringe … enough fringe that you wondered if there was a meeting at some point and everyone decided to wear the one thing that would make everyone take ice dancing less seriously than they already do.
Here’s a slideshow of all the fringe costumes:
As you might imagine, people had opinions on the fringe, including the legendary Dick Button …
Nazarova/Nakin There's too much fringe in that costume
— Dick Button (@PushDicksButton) February 19, 2018
… and comedian Leslie Jones …
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) February 19, 2018
… and many people on Twitter.
Half of the women ice dancing tonight have fringe on their costume and I’m just wondering when that revolution began and when it’ll go away
— Ashleigh (@ashleighfierce) February 19, 2018
every time i look up at the ice dancing there is more fringe. is the fringe breeding?
— jess (@ofjustimagine) February 19, 2018
if i never have to see fringe on an ice dancing costume again i’ll give everyone who rts this $5 pic.twitter.com/5qwxAm6PiC
— ♡ // #BOSS (@flowerlix) February 19, 2018
— AN (@Xanboni) February 19, 2018
That is a lethal drinking game rule! Fringe doesn't pull any punches in ice dancing, friend! https://t.co/9CxpAsRGIy
— Jacklyn Grace Lacey (@TheVelvetDays) February 19, 2018
Where do you, uh, fall on the fringe?
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