Canadian speedskater Brittany Schussler posted a selfie with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Twitter, saying she should have asked him to be her Valentine.
After a barrage of tweets from LBGT advocates taking her to task for posing with Vladimir Putin, Brittany Schussler removed the tweet, but the damage was done.
Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have been roundly criticized for their anti-gay stance leading up to and during the Sochi Games.
Brittany Schussler took the selfie on Friday night, when Vladimir Putin visited both the American and Canadian houses. Both countries were criticized for allowing Vladimir Putin to visit.