The hashtag #MiraiEarnedIt began catching fire on Twitter Sunday evening.
Everyone from Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to the fans began tweeting their displeasure.
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) January 13, 2014
Just learned the Olympic nat’l committee kicked Nagasu off the team. Looking incredibly whitewashed, I’m so embarrassed USA. #MiraiEarnedIt
— Jutta Von Black (@JuttaVon3l4ck) January 13, 2014
Mirai skated two amazing programs at Nationals and had the most emotional standing ovation I’ve ever seen. #MiraiEarnedIt
— Jaden Cheng (@JadenKCheng) January 13, 2014
Nagasu skated in an exhibition Sunday night and was greeted by generous applause, reports USA Today.
She released a statement through the US Figure Skating Association.
“I’m disappointed in the decision,” she said. “Though I may not agree with it, I have to respect the decision the federation made. And I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me and look forward to what comes next in my skating career.”
By most accounts, Nagasu skated brilliantly Saturday night to earn a third place finish at Nationals.
You can read about her performance in USA Today.
You can watch her performance at the Nationals below.