Why Yuna Kim has to fire Brian Orser?
For the past few days the Internet and figure skating communities have been overheated by Yuna Kim scandal.
Even the rabid anti fans of Kim’s wouldn’t have wished this far.
It’s a woeful disaster. The glorious memory of the pair’s triumph and heartwarming bond and partnership shown in the most monumental victory of the sport was gone.
While the figure skating fans were struggling from the shockwave from ATS (All That’s Sports), Kim’s own management company, to CTN reporting Orser’s interviews, the Internet forums and chatting sites literally jammed with hundreds of users that voiced their frustration and disbelief.
To add a drama, a mysterious twitter popped up:
“Would you please stop telling a lie, B? I know exactly what’s going on now and this is what I’ve decided.”
The raw emotion in that text loudly echoed even before it’s eventually confirmed by ATS as Kim’s own twitter.
In that twitter flash, which was deleted immediately, this Korean teenager superstar, whose 20 birthday is barely a week away, was apparently under an emotional turmoil from the recent scandal.
Yuna Kim is in crisis.
Kim also has once been politically incorrect in the past.
In 2009, Kim had unwittingly let out her frustration to a Korean media over impeding of Japanese skaters in her practice prior to the competitions, which quickly spun rounds of international stir, especially from Japanese figure skating federation. It’s a misdirected grievance.
Hasn’t Kim learnt from that?
Shortly after Orser’s interviews pointing that his firing was made by Kim’s mother, Mee-hee Park, and that Kim wasn’t part of it, the figure skater jumped right in to defend her mother by attacking her coach with whom she had achieved her Elysian dream that was shared by millions viewers from all over the world.
That’s an error.
Yuna Kim, a UNICEF ambassador, known for her modest and generous persona is also known as characteristically unsophisticated and straightforward.
The fiasco resulted from inadequate communications between the ATS- a fledgling agent company- and Orser whose considerate attitude for her space might have been interpreted as negligence or personal rift between the two once-an-ideal-pair-of-skater-and-coach of the day has past the melting point far and wide.
It began with dubious maneuver from ATS, dominated by Park, Yuna Kim’s mother, and Orser turned it sour by initiating interviews which detonated Yuna Kim’s teeny, emotional blunder, then Orser lost it and went off the cliff.
Sadly, Orser who repeatedly insisted that he has Kim’s best interest in heart revealed Kim’s new LP information. Moreover in his obsess – perhaps desperate – effort to prove his innocence, he went another extra mile by disclosing his personal correspondences with Yuna Kim April this year.
His sanity has to be questioned.
There is no turning back.