Simone Biles Told A Hater To “Take A Couple Seats” After Being Called A Bad Role Model
If Gabby Douglas’s detractors have taught us anything, it’s that you can only be America’s sweetheart for so long before folks decide it’s time to start tearing you down. But when it comes to Simone Biles, she’s not taking criticism of her lying down.
The 20-year-old, who since winning five medals at the Olympics in Rio has stayed pretty busy, decided to take a little time off to travel. The beauty jetted of to Hawaii to spend some time not only with family, but also on the beach. She shared a photo of herself with “resting beach face” as she called it, along with a few other pictures of herself having fun on Instagram:
Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for someone to say something. A woman tried to accuse her of doing too much partying post-Olympics and claimed that she wasn’t being a good role model. But Biles, who is just as good at coming up with clapbacks as she is at doing backflips, was ready for a hater:
People are going to learn eventually that Simone Biles is not one to played with. This isn’t the first time she’s gotten someone all the way together by reminding them of the hard work she’s done to win her gold medals. If you’ll recall, earlier this year while competing on Dancing With the Stars, host Tom Bergeron asked the bubbly athlete why she wasn’t smiling, per the usual, while hearing some less than positive critiques from judges. Her response of “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals” was one for the books.
As for that troll who tried to criticize her for going on a vacation, not only did Biles have some words for her, but she also made sure to hit that block button.
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 9, 2017