You know, we’re becoming assholes in America.
Gabby Douglas’s role on Team USA was to help secure the gold in the All-around. She did just that. When she faltered a little in her individual performance, she was attacked on Twitter.
Now, the media seems to be “disappointed” in Simone Biles’ performance when she gets a bronze, but she’s already won three gold medals in this one Olympics and has a shot to win another.
Yes, I would have liked to see Laurie Hernandez get the gold, and I thought Madison Kocian deserved it last night, but the Netherlands have never won a medal in gymnastics and that was a great beam performance. I hate it when the media and Americans on social media start acting like assholes when we don’t win everything all the damn time.
Simone Biles herself said it best — she’s not the next Michael Phelps or the next Usain Bolt, she’s the first Simone Biles.
Back the hell off, keyboard commandos and American Media. If you aren’t satisfied with the way we’ve been represented in Rio, there’s something wrong with you.
Thank you to all the athletes from a proud American.
Go Team USA!