'College dropout' Charlie Kirk slammed for calling Simone Biles 'weak' over Olympics exit
Charlie Kirk, a right-wing podcaster, also took a jibe at Simone Biles by labeling her a 'selfish sociopath'
Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist and an ally of the former president Donald Trump, has time and again made headlines for his controversial remarks on various topics and he again raised eyebrows when he labeled gymnast Simone Biles “weak” after she pulled out of Tokyo Olympics 2020 finals citing mental health as the prime reason. Kirk got mercilessly slammed on Twitter as soon as his remarks reached out to social media users. In a video, which is currently breaking the Internet, the right-wing podcaster took a jibe by also labeling her as a “selfish sociopath.”
Talking about Simone Biles, the seven-time Olympic medalist stunned the world of sports after she announced her decision to exit from the mega event just ahead of the Team USA final event. Announcing her decision to withdraw from the Olympics, the gymnast stated, "I'm OK. Just dealing with some things internally which will get fixed out in the next couple of days” adding, “It is very unfortunate that it has to happen at this stage because I definitely wanted this Olympics to go a little bit better but again, we'll take it one day at a time and we're going to see how the rest goes." In the latest update, she also withdrew from the individual competition.
Charlie Kirk labels Simone Biles 'a ‘selfish sociopath’
Speaking on his podcast, Charlie Kirk stated, “You’re representing your nation, you selfish sociopath” adding, “You know who has the gold medal? Russia! I have to look at the 4’11” Olympians chewing on their gold medals smirking at the Americans. I’m not okay with that!”. Well, he did not stop there as he went on to complain, “We are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles” eventually calling her “immature” and a “shame to this country.” Kirk then concluded, “Simone Biles just showed the rest of the nation that when things get tough, you shatter into a million pieces.”
If Charlie Kirk’s doing the damage was not enough, talk radio hosts Clay Travis and Buck Sexton also slammed the champion for her actions. While blasting Biles, Sexton asserted, “We all have emotional and psychological struggles. That’s just a constant of being a human being. But what about your teammates?” He further said, “I feel like LeBron, actually, he might do that,” when Travis asked how fans would react if Tom Brady or LeBron James did something similar.
Continuing to take the dig at Biles, Travis said, as reported byThe Wrap, “The blue checks have already rallied to Simone Biles' defense and said, ‘Oh, it’s so brave,'” and when Sexton asked why was it brave, then Travis said, “I think that we have created a generation of athletes that… get influenced by the pressure and the constant drumbeat of interactions on social media, Instagram, Twitter, whatever it might be.” He added, “And those apps, I believe, are profoundly unhealthy for most teenagers. A lot of times, you’re listening to people who don’t understand you very well and you allow their perspective on you to overwhelm you psychologically.” Travis concluded, “This is without precedent. I can’t ever remember an elite athlete calling out of a game and saying, 'The stress and the pressure of the game got to be too much, I couldn’t perform.'"
Charlie Kirk calls Simone Biles a "selfish sociopath" and a "shame to the country"— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) July 27, 2021
"We are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles" pic.twitter.com/yDLtblAS35
‘He’s uneducated, mediocre & has never sacrificed his physical & mental health’
Social media users thronged to Twitter as soon as Charlie Kirk’s video went viral on the Internet. One user posted, “Even by Trumpist standards, Charlie Kirk is impressively repulsive.” Another shared, “Simone Biles has won GOLD in triggering white fragile men like Charlie Kirk.” One user tweeted, “Charlie Kirk said Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympics is a sign 'we are raising a generation of weak people.; Charlie Kirk dropped out of community college and once threw out his back after sitting all day.”
The next one shared, “Simone Biles is both physically and mentally stronger than Charlie Kirk will ever be.” Meanwhile, one added, “UFC and the like has never really appealed to me, but I'd pay top dollar for good seats to Simone Biles beating the s**t out of Charlie Kirk.” One verified individual on Twitter concluded, “B4 you get mad at this, remember: Charlie Kirk has never achieved anything in life. He’s uneducated, mediocre & has never sacrificed his physical & mental health for a single thing, person or country. He isn’t a serious person. Some people just HATE Black people. It’s that simple.”
Even by Trumpist standards, Charlie Kirk is impressively repulsive. https://t.co/sTq66HKRHc— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 27, 2021
Simone Biles has won GOLD in triggering white fragile men like Charlie Kirk 🥇— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) July 27, 2021
Charlie Kirk said Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympics is a sign "we are raising a generation of weak people."— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 27, 2021
Charlie Kirk dropped out of community college and once threw out his back after sitting all day.
Simone Biles is both physically and mentally stronger than Charlie Kirk will ever be. https://t.co/UQyI5HGfcE— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) July 27, 2021
UFC and the like has never really appealed to me, but I'd pay top dollar for good seats to Simone Biles beating the shit out of Charlie Kirk.— Ari Cohn (@AriCohn) July 27, 2021
B4 you get mad at this, remember: Charlie Kirk has never achieved anything in life. He’s uneducated, mediocre & has never sacrificed his physical & mental health for a single thing, person or country. He isn’t a serious person— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) July 28, 2021
Some people just HATE Black people. It’s that simple https://t.co/jl6NDxIrhd