Cardboard beds in Olympics Games Village are not ‘anti-sex’; People give hilarious reaction
Tokyo: The cardboard beds that the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have provided in the Games Village have divided sports persons in Tokyo with one group terming them “anti-sex” while other approving them as sturdy and good for the environment as they are recyclable.
Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan filmed himself jumping repeatedly on the bed and tweeted the video claiming the reports questioning the sturdiness of the bed as “fake news”.
A report in the New York Times had claimed that the beds were deliberately flimsy so as to discourage people getting intimate and ensure social distancing. The report was based on a tweet by US distance runner Paul Chelimo who said the cardboard beds were “aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes”.
But McClenaghan debunked the claim with his video.
“The beds are meant to be anti-sex. They’re made out of cardboard, yes, but apparently they’re meant to break with sudden movements. It’s fake — fake news!” McClenaghan said in the video posted on Twitter.
The official Olympics twitter handle was quick to respond and thanked McClenaghan for “debunking the myth”.
“Thanks for debunking the myth. You heard it first from @TeamIreland gymnast @McClenaghanRhys – the sustainable cardboard beds are sturdy!,” IOC tweeted.
While McClenaghan went about his antics, another group of sportspersons felt that the cardboard beds were a good idea considering the environment.
Meanwhile this news is flooded with many hilarious reactions from people on social media. Check out some of the most quirky comments below:
Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes
Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports.
I see no problem for distance runners,even 4 of us can do😂 pic.twitter.com/J45wlxgtSo
— Paul Chelimo🇺🇸🥈🥉 (@Paulchelimo) July 17, 2021
From an ecological standpoint, I think this is great. Cardboard is 100% recyclable
With the exception of a couple, every Olympic village has been left to go to waste, and it’s truly sickening to spend that much money and leave such an incredible scar on a city🤷♀️
— Moxee (@MoxeeBeMe) July 17, 2021
I was under the impression that these were for sustainability, so they didn’t just throw out massive amounts of MDF at the end of the games
— Swamp Babe (@InfraN0va) July 17, 2021
Lakini, why is what happens outside of the track and field between consenting adults anyone’s business? And must that business happen in the bed? 🤔😆😆
— Vincitore #SwitchOffKPLC Otieno 🇮🇹 (@hotshotcreative) July 17, 2021