this was the story i was posting before that “contact(mi)” story.
so everyone meet simone biles.
she’s a 19 year old gymnast vixen,
who has won 14x worlds medalist,
currently performing at the 2016 olympic games,
and some of “our folks” have a problem with her.
well it started when she admitted she was a huge kim kardashian stan.
you know that was strike one.
word got to kim and she sent love to simone like so…
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 5, 2016
i won’t get on her for who she likes.
i like artists that others don’t like.
it is what it is.
she is also a huge “justin bieber/zac efron” stan as well.
my issue was this statement she made to the “atlanta black star”.
they asked her if she saw herself as a “racial pioneer for gymnastics”.
this is a quick snippet from the article:
The 19-year-old athlete told The Undefeated she has never faced problems because of her race. Her grandfather Ron – who with her grandmother Nellie adopted Biles and her sister when she was 6 – revealed that some see her as “an inspiration for the African-American community. I’m not sure Simone sees it that way.”
Biles says she is happy that she inspires other girls of color, but admits “to me, I feel like I’m just Simone.”
“I never think of it as, ‘Oh, I’m the first African-American to win [the world championship],” she continued. “Everyone just shoves that in our heads. I never think, like, ‘Oh my gosh, I am the first this, I’m the first that.’ I just do my gymnastics because I like to have fun. I don’t bring race into it.”
Race may not have been a factor to Biles when she won a bronze medal at the 2013 world championship on the balance beam in Belgium, but it was a factor for Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito. The Italian gymnast told a reporter at the time, “I told [teammate Vanessa Ferrari] that next time we should also paint our skin black so then we can win too.”
The comments were later poorly clarified by the Italian federation. They claimed the gymnastics trend was “going toward a technique that opens up new chances to athletes of color, well-known for power while penalizing the elegance typical of Eastern Europeans.”
Though they both apologized later on, word reached Biles on Twitter. Initially the Columbus, Ohio native thought the story was made up. Then she ignored it. She said the media increased the controversy, but she gave it no thought.
that is where i think she sorta lives in a bubble.
simone is a young gymnast,
but she is also a successful black young gymnast.
the color of her skin will always come first before her talent.
the fact she ignored those blatant racist statements shows her mindset.
it seems to be very “plays in the snow” as well.
there is a good and bad news about these types tho.
the good news is her wake up call is coming.
i think it’ll be from a snow wolf.
that stings worse than snow bunnies.
the bad news is,
it will probably devastate her.
i just hope her parents have at least taught her the “racial” ropes,
you need to get burned in order to learn the lesson.
lowkey: i don’t think we should crucify this vixen.
she is still out there representing “us”.
she is just very young and awfully naive.
give her time.
article credited: atlanta black star