Simone Biles isn’t here for your sexist remarks which is why she promptly put Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron in his place.
All women everywhere, know the irritation of moving peacefully through their day, minding their own business when some man (that we usually don’t even know) tells us to smile. (Insert side eye here.) Earlier this week, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles received some lackluster remarks about her performance on Dancing With the Stars. Though she’s worked hard, her dancing had some missteps, and she clearly was unable to hide her frustrations with her performance, and its subsequent criticisms.
Afte judge Carrie Ann Inaba told her to be careful about dancing “like a metronome,” host Bergeron decided to add his two cents by saying, “I was waiting for you to smile at some of the compliments, you didn’t.”
Luckily the 20-year old was quick with the clapback. She gracefully retorted, “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.” YASSSSS Sis!
Women everywhere literally felt this gorgeous and eloquent shade in their souls. The audience was immediately thrilled and verbally cheered for Biles.
Naturally, Twitter was set ablaze.
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Luckily Bergeron quickly saw the error in his mansplaining ways and later said that his question was “clumsy.” He even tweeted that he “unwittingly added to the smile pile.”
Loved @Simone_Biles crisp response to my clumsy question. Curious how she felt about judges comments, I unwittingly added to the smile pile.
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) May 9, 2017
As a competitive athlete, we can tell Biles hates to lose, it’s a struggle for anyone who is trying their best. Still, like the Olympian that she is Biles will be back for the “DWTS” semifinals next week.
No smiles were needed.