Russian figure skating star Evgenia Medvedeva has received hate mail during her Japanese show tour ‘Fantasy on Ice.’ The message criticizes the athlete and asks her to leave Japan

A photo of the handwritten letter was shared by retired US skater Johnny Weir who expressed his anger over the offensive message,

“Will not accept this behavior and will not stand for the bullying of his skaters.”

Weir didn’t mention Medvedeva’s name in his Instagram post, but the reference of Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club, where the skater is training, left no questions about whom the message was actually addressed to.

The two-time world champion later confirmed that the message was directed at her, adding that she was not hurt by the hateful words.

“I want to thank my fans for the support and warm words. I just wanted to confirm that I’m ok and those words didn’t hurt me or get me down,” the 19-year-old wrote.

Hate Tweets are far more common these days, but apparently hate mail is still a thing. 

A lot easier to send anonymously. 

Check out more pics of the beautiful skater below:  

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