July 27, 2021

In case you missed it, Olympic gold medalist and all-around amazing athlete Simone Biles withdrew from competition in the women's team gymnastics event, citing stress and her own mental health as the reason. After an uncharacteristic mistake on vault, she decided to withdraw before she cost the team their standing in subsequent rounds. It was a brave thing to do.

Of course that means wingers were going to go on the attack, which they did. Apparently talking points were distributed instructing them to call her names and paint her as some kind of selfish witch. Here is a winger blog in Wisconsin calling her selfish (no link, just a screenshot):

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And in the video at the top, we have Charlie Kirk turning up the hate a few notches, calling her a "selfish sociopath" and a "shame to the country" before he lays down his final judgment.

"We are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles," he declares, as if he has the first damn clue what he is talking about.

My thoughts on this are pretty straightforward: Keep her name out of your dirty racist sexist mouth, Charlie Kirk. And f**k right off while you're at it.

Twitter had thoughts too:

Simone Biles was brave to make the choice to withdraw rather than ruin things for the whole team. She has looked shaky and stressed throughout this competition. Choosing to withdraw gave her team the best chance to win a medal. That's not selfish; it's smart, something Charlie Kirk isn't.

UPDATE: One more

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