British commentator and news anchor Piers Morgan is back to his regularly scheduled BULL-programming.
Less than 24-hours after Simone Biles and the USA Gymnastics team announced she would be withdrawing from the team-finals and the individual-finals to focus on her mental health, Morgan aired his grievances.
Taking to the Daily Mail Online, the TV personality wrote an opinion piece on why he believes Simone is “selfish” and not “heroic.”
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In the opinion piece he wrote, “The world’s greatest ever gymnast, a woman who proudly told me how she fought back after making big mistakes to win Gold, just gave up at the first hurdle of these Olympics.”
“She left her team to fight on without their leader and supreme motivational champion, and rather than win the Gold medal they were hot favorites to win, they came second to the Russians,” Morgan continued.
On Tuesday, July 27, Simone withdrew from the team-finals reportedly due to an injury; however, during a press conference she noted that she felt fine physically, but mentally and emotionally she was struggling.
Simone Biles pulled out of the women’s gymnastics team final earlier. “I just felt like it would be a little bit better to take a backseat, work on my mindfulness and I knew that the girls would do an absolutely great job and I didn’t want to risk the team a medal,” she said pic.twitter.com/o9uhkg1EPu
— TIME (@TIME) July 27, 2021
The four-time gold medalist continued to say, “I feel like I’m also not having as much fun. This Olympic Games, I wanted it to be for myself, but I came in and I felt like I was still doing it for other people. It hurts my heart that doing what I love has been kind of taken away from me to please other people.”
Morgan continued his opinion piece by turning his attack on to tennis player, Naomi Osaka.
“When she was criticized for failing to honor her contracted media obligations, Osaka suddenly cited mental health as the reason for her actions and said she’d been suffering depression for several years, which came as news to her own sister who posted (but then deleted) on Facebook that Naomi didn’t suffer from depression or any other mental illness,” the anchor wrote.
The “Good Morning Britain” host tweeted the opinion piece out with the following message, “Sorry Simone Biles, but there’s nothing heroic or brave about quitting because you’re not having ‘fun’ – you let down your team-mates, your fans and your country.”
Sorry Simone Biles, but there’s nothing heroic or brave about quitting because you’re not having ‘fun’ – you let down your team-mates, your fans and your country.https://t.co/gxNC7kOMN2 pic.twitter.com/eIlZsqqRHo
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 28, 2021
Mind you this opinion piece came from the same man who stormed off the set of ‘GMB’ after he got into an argument with his co-host regarding Meghan Markle.
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers’ treatment of them in yesterday’s programming pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O
— Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) March 9, 2021
And given how viral this particular moment went, people immediately resorted to tweeting it at him after his attacks on both Simone and Naomi.
Also, needless to say the backlash rolled in hot, heavy and with no sympathy!
Twitter account BlackWomenViews Media may have had the best response writing, “Piers Morgan on behalf of Black America: F%&K YOU and keep #SimoneBiles name out racist raggedy a$% mouth. You should take mental health cues from these far SUPERIOR Black women who trigger you so much and go see a therapist about your anger, resentment & feelings of inadequacy.”
Another Simone stan tweeted at Morgan, “Hey @piersmorgan U have never succeeded in any athletic endeavor in your fat pasty life. How dare you criticize another young black woman. Simone Biles has only ever won her entire life. If this was a post apocalyptic future U know what your job would be? You’d be food b****!”
Actor Elijah Wood said, “hey Piers, you couldn’t even begin to conceive of what it could possibly feel like to be an athlete at that level with that amount of pressure. sit down. you’re impulse to stir the pot is not only routine but terribly unbecoming and boring.”