Olympic gymnast Simone Biles wore a G.O.A.T leotard to hit back at haters before effortlessly setting a new gymnastics record.
She’s hit back at haters the best way possible – with a bedazzled leotard!
Earlier this month, Biles wore a leotard decorated with silver rhinestones in the shape of a goat head, a reference to the fact that many regard her as the sports “greatest of all time” (G.O.A.T) and a subtle message to those who don’t.
Now, there’s no denying that Simone’s gymnastics career is in full swing as she continues to set records and wins championship medals…
And she even breaks boundaries within the sport.
Last month, she made headlines as she became the first woman to complete the Yurchenko double pike in a competition.
But, despite her incredible achievements, Simone still has “haters” so earlier this month at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, she hit back.
Biles wore custom designed leotards decorated with silver rhinestones in the shape of a goat head, a reference to the fact that many regard her as the sports ‘greatest of all time’ (G.O.A.T).
Speaking with Marie Claire about her leotards, Simone said:
“The idea was to hit back at the haters. I didn’t feel like it was necessarily fair how they could keep saying whatever they wanted, but then if I said something, it wasn’t fair. [The haters] were joking like, “I swear, if she put a goat on her leo, blah, blah, blah.” That would make them so angry. And then I was like, “Oh, that’s actually a good idea. Let’s make the haters hate it, and the fans love it. And so that’s exactly what we did and why we did it.”
She added that she hoped children who watched it would grow up not “ashamed of being good at whatever they do.”
“And that’s my problem: when people kind of harp on other people that are good at something. And it’s like, everybody can say you’re good, but once you acknowledge it, it’s not cool anymore. And I want kids to learn that, yes, it’s okay to acknowledge that you’re good or even great at something.”
We love you, Simone!