The Sochi Mascot Known As "Nightmare Bear" Will Haunt Your Life

Forget everything else, this is clearly the worst part of Sochi so far. posted on

1. The Sochi mascots look great in the Russian Olympic promo materials.

2. But their real-life actualizations are terrifying.

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3. Especially the “polar bear” one.

4. People have dubbed the atrocity “Nightmare Bear.”

5. But Nightmare Bear’s reveal at the opening ceremonies melted retinas.

7. And the internet went to work on Nightmare Bear.

Seriously, no one remembers the inspiration for the Olympics mascot bear?

18. Some saw irony.

19. And everyone wondered collectively why Russia didn’t just dig up the happy Olympic bear from the 1980s…


20. Good luck sleeping tonight.

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