Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles’s rebuttal, when asked on Dancing with the Stars why she didn’t smile, has gone viral!
“Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals,” the 20-year-old responded.
Biles was obviously not too happy with the judges’ comments.
Although they did praise her performance, they also criticized her for being too good.
Carrie Ann Inaba admitted that Biles had the skills but not the “authenticity” of who she is when performing.
Judge Julianne Hough, on the other hand, claimed that the choreo was too “safe,” and she wasn’t “wowed.”
“You hit everything with such a ruthless efficiency, and because of that at times we lose artistry,” judge Bruno Tonioli added.
Biles’ team ended up getting all 9s out of 10.
The gymnast stated that she did her best to show more emotion, “but if they don’t see that, I don’t know what more I can do.”
Although she admitted that the judges’ response to her performance almost made her cry, it was not her emotions that broke the internet, but her sassy answer.
Social media users everywhere tweeted and retweeted Simone’s statement that smiling doesn’t get you gold medals.
“Late to the party on this one I know, but how ’bout @Simone_Biles mic drop comment on @DancingABC about smiling and gold medals #takethat ?” one fan posted.
“Smiling doesn’t win you Gold medals.” Oh, Simone Biles, you savage. #DWTS” another praised.
Many others took to social media to share the girl’s wise words.
It was about time someone reminded people that hard work and dedication makes a woman and not how happy-go-lucky she looks.
What do you think about Simone Biles’ statement? Do you think she deserved to get 10s?