Simone Biles Talks About Breonna Taylor And BLM In ‘Vogue’ Cover Story | National News
Simone Biles has been known to speak out about injustice, including bravely sharing her story about sexual assault in gymnastics.
Now, the decorated Olympian is showing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. During a Vogue cover story interview, the Biles says that change needs to happen quickly.
“We need change,” she said. “We need justice for the Black community. With the peaceful protests it’s the start of change, but it’s sad that it took all of this for people to listen. Racism and injustice have existed for years with the Black community. How many times has this happened before we had cell phones?”
Then Biles got more specific.
“With everyone speaking up and the traction that Ahmaud (Arbery) and George (Floyd) are getting,” she said “Breonna (Taylor) will be remembered. She’s going to find justice. They’re already reopening her case. I’m happy for that. But I just don’t understand. She was sleeping. How do you feel threatened when you’re a police officer and they’re sleeping? Come on now.”
She continued: “We tried peaceful protesting. Then Colin Kaepernick—he lost his job. He lost his career. They took his whole entire career away from that poor man. And look at us now, discussing how some were debating the techniques used by protestors. It’s working. You just have to be the first and people will follow.”
Biles has previously voiced her support of Colin Kaepernick. In 2018, she wrote a tweet slamming USA Gymnastics president Mary Bono, who criticized Nike for including the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback in an ad campaign.
“*mouth drop*,” she tweeted. “don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.”
Bono eventually resigned.
Read the full Vogue cover story here.
The Bachelor’s Vanessa Grimaldi Is Engaged to Joshua Wolfe
It looks like Vanessa Grimaldi‘s journey to find love has come to an end. The Bachelor alum is engaged to…
Tearful Heather Morris Reflects on Her and Naya Rivera’s Impactful Glee Relationship
Keeping this in mind, Morris then explained she felt a “need to connect” to the fans and acknowledged how many…
7 Makeup Products Celebrities Wear Instead of Foundation During Summer
We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small…
Katherine Schwarzenegger Gives Birth, Welcomes First Child With Chris Pratt
Welcome to the world of motherhood, Katherine Schwarzenegger. The best-selling author has welcomed her first child with husband Chris Pratt, Katherine’s…
Ferguson Cops Block Activists From Painting Mike Brown Mural | National News
Police officers are catching hell on Twitter after a video posted Saturday (August 8) on the social media platform purported…
BLM Protestors Assaulted By Pro-Police Demonstrators At Colorado Rally | National News
Video footage at a “Back the Blue” rally in Fort Collins, Colo. on Saturday (August 8) showed pro-police demonstrators beating…
Meek Mill Played A Crucial Role In Juelz Santana’s Prison Release | Music
Recently released from serving 19 months of his 27-months sentence, Juelz Santana for an airport drug case, the rapper has…
Waycross, Georgia Police Investigated After Shooting At Car Full Of Children
A traffic stop in Waycross, Georgia escalated after police shot at a car carrying five children, one as young as…