Jemele Hill: ‘Simone Biles has nothing to prove to you’

'Simone Biles is extraordinary and I think what we forget is what she has been through on a personal level ... so to act as if Simone Biles owed us anything is crazy. This woman has given this sport everything,' Jemele Hill says.

7/29/2021 7:02:00 AM

'Simone Biles is extraordinary and I think what we forget is what she has been through on a personal level ... so to act as if Simone Biles owed us anything is crazy. This woman has given this sport everything,' Jemele Hill says.

Contributing writer for The Atlantic and host of the podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” Jemele Hill, and Righteous Media president Paul Rieckhoff, discuss Simone Biles’ brave choice to step away from the Olympics and why some are angry that she is taking a pause from the games

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She cannot do anything without doping. Maybe she is very talented and she has mental problems, but her managers noticed how prohibited drug can help her and used it to win. Good for her. I'm not claiming to know what is going on with her mentally, but I'll be honest, I do think she got a little full of her own bullshit and is taking some really bad advice. She's about to have zero pressure in her life.

People seem to have a hard time accepting that no one but Simone Biles is in charge of what she does with her body, how often and when. She’s still a superstar and I couldn’t respect her more. Only the big mouths in this country chastise Simone for taking care of her mental health. Like to see these big mouths do what she’s accomplished in her short life & I don’t mean gymnastics anything other than that. Most ppl who criticize r losers, 1/6/21 hence former president

Everyone will be glad once this is over and we don’t have to listen to this story on repeat woke news. So how long do you want to shove her down America’s throat and not print others who sacrificed and got 2nd and 3rd, they did the same No, she already proved she’s a weak ,quitter and not Olympic material

Shes “playing” the Olympics. All the ass kissing for a non performance. Maybe some of us who’ve never seen her do her thing see her as a quitter….. I think Simone_Biles found her direction when she “lost her mind.” Her stated purpose on participating in the OlympicGames was to be an activist, to bring attention to the need for investigating athlete’s abuses by staff and coaches and caring more for how athletes are treated.

It not the people it’s about her! If you fall off a horse you get back on! Now it’s go see a shrink! But she has a short time frame to max her career. I say do one event and show how great she is as a business consultant. Just do one!

Jemele Hill: ‘Simone Biles has nothing to prove to you’Contributing writer for The Atlantic and host of the podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” Jemele Hill, and Righteous Media president Paul Rieckhoff, discuss Simone Biles’ brave choice to step away from the Olympics and why some are angry that she is taking a pause from the games Can we also address the real issue in social media...90% of those “people” criticizing Simone are not real to begin with, as in fake accounts. It’s getting worse. It’s time to make social media platforms MORE accountable. Hate speech is not free speech. Beyond that what she did takes true strength. It is incredibly difficult to be vulnerable like that especially on a stage as she was. Simone is a true Pioneer and role model. I wish ALL of you the BEST,!

She's also had quite a few celebrities and average work folks who support her decision. The responses are mixed. Sorry, there's no way in HELL, I'm NOT going to support Simone Biles SimoneBiles she's a true GOAT with 31 metals total; she's OUR GOAT! Nothing! I have always found it disturbing that some people are so emotionally invested in athletes and celebrities to the point that when they do something they disagree with they act like it's a personal affront to them. In reality, it's none of our business what Simone Biles does.

I am glad people are being nice. Remember 1 out of 5 are mentally ill. It is when someone is unable to control their emotions that the real challenge rises. Are you sure you are supportive then? Thats the challenge Sunil Lee is the spotlight now This woman is super weird. She's put so much pressure on Biles and now she says this. Zero self-awareness.

No one is stating that Simone owes anything to anyone! But when you use the world to vent and for sympathy and support you open the window to your soul! Simone is black so she has beenfighting oppression and racist conflict all her life! She is a champion !Champions don’t QUIT! Both y’all were CANCELLED. We is Woke Kulture.

Couchpotatoes are excluded from judging athletes. After all the Asian hate crimes that been going on, you should focus on the new face of American Gymnastics being an Asian one to educate the ignorant fools who think Asians aren't American enough....Leave Biles alone.

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Blacks usually take avid fans boost them to win the olympic games Quitting at the Olympics, the timing is the issue. Don't tell me this was an ovenight decision. Biles should have retired with dignity not weasel out on her team. Obviously it's a team in name only , And if Simone was white she wouldn’t give a damn 😃

she is a legend, but when she saw that she couldn't win she played a modern card today, unfortunately, you don't have to play with it it's a serious problem, but I don't believe her, spoiled, sorry Well, the mere fact that none of those people taking pot shots at Biles have ever been called GOAT. For instance, the day that one of these classless critics is Michael Jordan, maybe then we can begin to reassess. Until then? No.

I'd sprain my ass just getting into the uniform. ❤❤❤💐💐👏👏👏🏅🏅🏅 So proud of this young woman! Until one understands mental illness one should either do some research or at least keep their opinions to themselves until they do so. Everything except a gold medal and honoring her obligation to the team. No woman left behind.

She owes the country a apology . She quit on the USA

Opinion | Simone Biles has nothing more to proveOpinion | HayesBrown: Imagine trying to do any of the things that Biles does in the best mental state of your life — then try to picture what it would feel like when you’re off your game. - MSNBCDaily Bravery would’ve been powering through. As a woman who fights mental illness every single day of my life, I truly do empathize with her. I like her, and love to see her succeed. That said, this was the opposite of bravery.

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The Superhumanity of Simone BilesThe pressure that Simone Biles has been under at these Olympics is unfathomable. Writes williamfleitch: 'The wonder is not that Biles was unable to perform. The wonder is that she made it this far at all.' williamfleitch Why is it when an athlete isnt doing well they blame mental health Biles williamfleitch I just can't help but believe she never allowed herself to have fun. williamfleitch 'The Superhumanity of Simone Biles' Hope she sees this bro.

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