- Dec 3, 2017
Since I am not watching any of it, I didn't see it, just seeing the headlines online. A very conservative woman I know was outraged this morning about the discussion by the commentators who were talking about her yesterday on air. In some instances, you do not need to be a feminist or a liberal to see when things are not right. When I say that, I am not saying what she did was right or wrong, because I don't know the whole story. She did what she thought she needed to. Won't it be the end of gymnastics as a participant for her?The gymnast who walked off yesterday is black. She was a great gymnast! Enough said bur not for our press... she was their darling because she was black. Their coverage of her was galling to the point of being patronizing.
I'm glad she walked off if for nothing else it left our press speechless. They switched from their normal stories to little comments about mental health. It was funny watching them trying to figure out how to spin the story.
I feel sure they will (next day or so) come up with a spin of how it was racist white america's fault she had a break down etc...
And what do retired Olympians do? I used to spend time in a dog park with a gold medalist in swimming. Her wheaten terrier and our Rhodesian ridgeback, Crosby, played well together. She now does motivational training for young swimmers. I expect that Simone Biles will likely be a trainer in her next career.