There’s no denying that Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is on top right now. With a record number of gold medals under her belt and endorsement offers left and right, it’s safe to say Biles is living her dreams. But not everyone is happy to see a talented young Black woman thrive.
Simone was recently cast as the love interest in her singer crush Jake Miller’s new music video for “Overnight.” The Olympian showed off a few cute dance moves while some undeniable chemistry ignited between the two on screen. Well, some folks were upset that the pop heartthrob had chosen a Black girl as his co-star.
The 19-year-old gymnast receives a barrage of racist attacks online from hating internet trolls. Some commenters hated on her professional skills, stating that being a gymnast was the only reason why she got to be in Miller’s video. A few others criticized sensual nature of the video given Simone’s age.
As expected, Simone displayed the utmost class while standing up for herself, tweeting “Everyone forgets that I have feelings also.”