It’s Simone Biles‘s birthday and she’ll trash the hell out of USA Gymnastics if she wants to!
The most decorated American gymnast of all time turned 23 on Saturday but her special day was tainted by the organization that allowed her and many other girls to suffer at the hand of the former doctor, Larry Nassar. The official account for USA Gymnastics wished Biles a happy birthday on Twitter.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most decorated gymnast of all time, @simonebiles! We know you will only continue to amaze us and make history! ✨???” the organization tweeted.
Simone did not like the tweet physically or emotionally and fired back at the tarnished organization.
“how about you amaze me and do the right thing… have an independent investigation,” Biles wrote in her response to USA Gymnastics.
The star was referring to the investigation into Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a life sentence on charges of child pornography and sexual misconduct after more than 150 women and girls, including Simone, accused him of sexual abuse.
Earlier this year, USA Gymnastics offered Nassar’s victims a $215 million settlement that would be divided between 517 athletes. In February, Simone expressed her disappointment with the organization’s attempt to get out of bankruptcy after being sued by so many people.
“Still want answers from USAG and USOPC. Wish they BOTH wanted an independent investigation as much as the survivors and I do,” Biles tweeted at the time.
how about you amaze me and do the right thing… have an independent investigation https://t.co/58Gc9QUk76
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) March 14, 2020
The Olympic legend did not let her interaction on twitter ruin her birthday, in fact, she switched over to Instagram to post about turning 23.
“okuuuuurrr ready for my jordan year! 23?,” Simone captioned her cute birthday pic on IG.
Fellow Olympian, Lindsay Vonn commented, “Happy birthday!” and she reposted all of her friend’s birthday wishes on her IG story to celebrate.
“AYEEE JORDAN YEAR IS YOUR YEAR BB??? happy birthday xo,” one friend commented on her post.
She is hoping that this really is her year as she is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics… if it doesn’t get canceled due to the Coronavirus. Happy birthday, Simone!