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Simone Biles Slams ‘Racist’ Video Of Black Gymnast Skipped At Ceremony – Hollywood Life



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Simone Biles, 26, spoke out towards Gymnastics Eire after a viral video confirmed a younger Black gymnast being omitted throughout a medal ceremony when her white friends got an award after a current competitors. The Olympic champion took to the feedback part of the video, which was initially taken in March however posted on Twitter on September 22, and revealed that she despatched her personal supportive video to the gymnast whereas additionally expressing her disappointment in regards to the surprising second.

 “when this video was circulating, her parents reached out. It broke my heart to see, so I sent her a little video  there is no room for racism in any sport or at all !!!!” Simone’s remark learn. 

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Simone at a current competitors. (Kyle Okita/CSM/Shutterstock)

Shortly after the video acquired a variety of backlash and the dad and mom of the gymnast stated she was snubbed because of racism, Gymnastics Eire publicly apologized by a press release on their web site. Within the assertion, they claimed the difficulty had been settled in August, however the younger woman’s mom has denied this, and claimed the household hadn’t acquired a real apology, in response to Irish Impartial.

“We are aware of a video that has been posted on social media relating to an incident that took place over 18 months ago at a GymSTART event in March 2022 for which we received a complaint from the parents of one of our members,” the assertion learn. “Subsequently both parties agreed to enter mediation which was independently facilitated by Sports Disputes Solutions Ireland as per our policy/procedure which led to a resolution agreed by both parties in August 2023.”

The web site additionally gave background info, which claimed that “the official” concerned within the incident “expressed deep regret for what they described as an honest error and requested the opportunity to apologise in person to the competitor and her family,” however the “request was initially declined.” Gymnastics Eire additionally claimed {that a} “written apology” was “provided by the identified individual” and “has since been issued to the competitor and her family.”

“Initially we attempted to address the matter through the informal process of our discipline and complaints policy,” in addition they wrote. “However, following a series of communications with the parents they informed Gymnastics Ireland that they would not be engaging in the process and were seeking legal advice.”

Along with Simone and different on-line customers’ complaints, U.S. gymnast Jordan Chiles known as the incident “beyond hurtful on so many levels.”

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