The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award that can be given to an American citizen, and two Olympians, Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe, just won it. In the worlds of football and gymnastics, respectively, both Biles and Rapinoe have made outstanding contributions.
Most Americans cheered their well-deserved accomplishment, but Jenna Ellis harshly insulted both athletes in a Twitter post. One of Donald Trump’s attorneys, Ellis, lost 63 election-related lawsuits during the former President’s reelection campaign.
Jenna Ellis Tweets Disparaging Remarks About Megan Rapinoe and Simone Biles.
Jenna Ellis expressed her displeasure with the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 8, 2022, by referring to Simone Biles and Megan Rapinoe as “fellow losers.”
She received a lot of anger on Twitter from users who thought her comments were offensive and ludicrous given that both athletes are of the highest caliber and had a combined total of five Olympic gold medals. 4.8K people have liked and retweeted the tweet as of right now.
Simone Biles has 19 World Championship gold medals in addition to her four Olympic golds. She is the youngest living recipient of the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
With the US Women’s Soccer team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Megan Rapinoe, meanwhile, has earned one Olympic gold medal. She also won the 2019 Ballon d’Or Feminin and the title of “Best FIFA Women’s Player” in the same year.
Additionally, Ellis continued by calling Rapinoe a “boorish unAmerican thug” and Biles a “selfish quitter”.
Biles withdrew from four event finals that she had qualified for in the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, according to Ellis, who labels her a “selfish quitter.” In fact, USA Gymnastics hailed the star gymnast’s withdrawal due to mental health difficulties and issued the following statement:
“We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
Ironically, Ellis asserted in a tweet that Biles and Rapinoe are “not role models” for young people. As she forced her teammates to kneel during the national anthem, Rapinoe received criticism for acting like a “bully.” Standing against the pervasive racism in America by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.
Despite Twitterati’s refusal to back down, Ellis experienced a significant backlash and was made fun of for her 63 litigation losses. In a tweet in return, Biles questioned Ellis’ identity. 18.3K people have retweeted Biles’ message, which also has 188.2K likes. Rapinoe, meanwhile, has not yet replied.