Guys, please remember to leave fandom commentary within fandom realms and not on figure skating videos, threads, skaters’ social media accounts, etc. There are a lot of big events coming up, and it’d be a shame to see people who are really serious about certain skaters or the sport getting drowned with YOI comments.
None of those skaters are the characters. They are hard-working, dedicated professional athletes and artists. Respect them, respect their career, and respect their private lives. If Yuri!!! on Ice leads you to their videos, etc. and you become a fan of them, that’s great. Just make sure you’re keeping the real skaters and the fictional ones separate.