Simone Biles Cleared Some Things Up After Being Trolled for Taking a Vacation
She met an #unfollow with a #BLOCK
If anyone has earned a long vacation, it's Simone Biles. The gymnast and member for the "Final Five" has five Olympic medals and 10 World Championship gold medals under her belt, and she's not even old enough to legally drink. But when you're that accomplished, the trolls get creative. Simone recently had some choice words for an Instagrammer who shamed her for enjoying some much-deserved R&R.
Here's what went down: Simone posted a vacation selfie to Instagram with the caption "resting beach face," and some unfortunate follower responded with a nasty comment: "Seems like u have partied nonstop for a year #trash #unfollow #suckyassrolemodel." (Pretty dumb move, if you ask us. Biles is known to stand up to haters...even the worst of the worst like this troll who called her ugly.) Fired up, Simone replied to the comment "talk to me when you train for 14 years and earn 5 Olympic Medals. I think kids would say otherwise. My year off is well-deserved. Take a couple seats." BOOM.
Simone shared a screenshot of the interaction on Twitter, sharing that it really got to her. "Comments like this have me shook. I really wanted to blur her name out so she doesn't get attention. but it is what it is...#BLOCK," she wrote.
This isn't the first time Simone has given a savage response to a detractor. (Let's never forget her perfect reply when she was told to smile on DWTS.) It's messed up that someone who has put in the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to be named the world's greatest gymnast has to defend her time off or accomplishments to anyone. Even if she'd retired to a remote island straight after her first medal, she'd still have trained harder than most people ever will in their entire life. That kind of dedication and subsequent #selfcare deserves to be praised.