Simone Biles turned 23 yesterday. The world’s most decorated gymnast might best be known for her mind-blowing skill, agility, and flawless gymnast body, but the star’s headline-making on Saturday spanned beyond her turning another year older.
Simone was wished a happy birthday on Twitter by USA Gymnastics – the official account for the team seemed out to send its shining star good wishes on her special day, but they got a fat load of shade from Biles as she brought up life-sentenced child molester Larry Nassar. The former doctor to USA Gymnastics abused over 150 women, with Simone included in the list of claims – victims were offered a $215 million settlement earlier this year, to be shared between 517 athletes.
USA Gymnastics tweeted out to Simone:
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most decorated gymnast of all time, @simonebiles! We know you will only continue to amaze us and make history! ✨???”
The gymnast fired back with a mention of Larry.
“how about you amaze me and do the right thing… have an independent investigation,” she responded.
Alongside the drama, Simone nonetheless managed to celebrate her special day, taking to Instagram with a stunning photo of herself in a look that was stylish, a little revealing, and, as ever with Simone, totally chic.
Simone’s birthday update showed her perched on a brick window inlay and smiling for the camera. The brunette was showing off hints of the muscle that’s a body-round deal for her – Biles appeared in a salmon-colored silky shirt with a plunging slit and a bare-chested finish underneath – it’s more about the muscles than the cleavage with this starlet.
Simone also wore skin-tight and ripped jeans flaunting her toned legs, plus a high-heeled pair of black sandals. Her gorgeous smile was likely the winner for fans, though.
“okuuuuurrr ready for my jordan year! 23?,” she captioned her photo.
The update definitely didn’t go unnoticed, bringing in comments and likes fast – the latter sat at over 171,000 by the time the post was a day old.
“happy birthday Simone! happy to be your bday twin!?❤️,” one fan wrote.
“You`re always so happy, positive and beautiful. Truly role model for everyone,” another said.
“Happy birthday blessings to you and your family favor peace joy happiness love & good health throughout y’all lives” was another comment.
Simone’s social media isn’t always smiles, though. A recent tweet saw the star mention the Larry Nassar scandal.
A double tweet from Simone at the end of February saw her air her thoughts on the lack of investigation regarding Nassar.
“Ugh at the airport. Heading to team camp. Still want answers from USAG and USOPC. Wish they BOTH wanted an independent investigation as much as the survivors & I do. Anxiety high. Hard not to think about everything that I DON’T WANT TO THINK ABOUT!!!” she wrote, adding:
“And don’t THEY also want to know HOW everything was allowed to happen and WHO let it happen so it NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN? Shouldn’t people be held accountable? Who do I ask??? I’m torn at this point….”