Paris 2024 Olympics Logo Blasted for Looking Like a ‘Karen’

by Jacklyn Krol

The Paris 2024 Olympics logo has been revealed and it isn’t going over well.

The logo was first released in October 2019 but has gone viral once again. Now that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are upon us, fans rediscovered the logo for the upcoming games.

Fans couldn’t help but compare the logo to the infamous “Karen meme.” The meme is of a white woman with a short haircut. This type of person always wants to “speak to the manager” to complain about something insignificant.

A social media user noted that they had another potential logo for the upcoming games. The original draft would have incorporated the number 24 to honor the year. It would have also included the Eiffel Tower and rainbow of colors. This was officially used in France’s initial bid to host the games.

In reality, the official logo has numerous meanings. It is of the Parisian emblem which depicts three different symbols. The first symbol was the gold flame of the Olympics to represent the torch. Secondly, the hair and lips are of Marianne. France has used this symbol to represent the country to honor the 1789 French Revolution. Overall, she represents liberty, equality, and fraternity. In 1792 she became an official symbol following people’s similar paintings and depictions of a woman

Paris Olympics 2024

The 2024 Olympics will take place between July 26 and August 11. In 1,092 days the Opening Ceremonies will take place.

“The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the biggest event ever organised in France,” the official website reads. “The Olympic games will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. The spectacle taking place during those weeks will go down in history and Paris will be the centre of the world – the world of sport and so much more. The Games are a popular, multicultural festival, a celebration to share with the rest of the world. They represent a new adventure that will embark France on an experience unlike anything it has seen before.”

The Olympics are expecting COVID-19 to be a thing of the past in three years. They released estimations for the big event. 13 million spectators will potentially be present while 15 million spectators will witness the famous torch relay. Overall there will be 20,000 accredited journalists with media outlets, 4 billion television viewers, and 45,000 volunteers. Each day, they will serve 60,000 meals to the roughly 10,500 athletes.

There will be 35 competition sites in Paris that will hold events for 28 sports. 206 nations are scheduled to be represented to compete in 306 events.