Cardboard-made ‘anti-sex’ beds provided to athletes to prevent intimacy at the Tokyo Games village has triggered a plethora of reactions online, with many calling them ‘bizarre’.
The beds will be recycled into paper products post the game. The bed, said to withstand 200 kilograms of weight, was first revealed in January 2020, and aims to promote the idea of social distancing.
In a Twitter thread, Rio Olympics silver medallist in 5000 metres, Paul Chelimo, joked about the bizarre sleeping setup aimed to avoid intimacy among athletes.
“Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes. Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports. I see no problem for distance runners, even 4 of us can do,” he wrote while sharing a picture of the beds.
In another tweet, Chelimo🇺🇸 also joked about people, who pee in their sleep, to be at “risk” on the cardboard beds. “At this point I will have to start practicing how to sleep on the floor; cause If my bed collapses and I have no training on sleeping on the floor I’m done.”
Chelimo🇺🇸’s tweet soon caught the attention of netizens, who were quite appalled by the bizarre concept. However, some were also quick to come up with hilarious ways the Covid-19 protocols could be disrupted.
However, some also supported the idea and felt it was the “right” way to set up recyclable Olympic villages.
Credit: The Indian Express
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