“I Don’t Get Why You Guys Attack Me”- Simone Biles Calls Out Criticism for Tour Show Cancellation

Published 09/26/2021, 2:07 PM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts before the Women’s Balance Beam Final at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)


The Gold Over America Tour for San Antonio and Oklahoma was canceled on September 25, which made fans visibly upset. The star of the show Simone Biles took to Twitter to apologize; however, some fans attacked her, blaming her for the last moment cancellation after the tour had already begun.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal during the Women’s Balance Beam Final medal ceremony on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Starring star Olympian Simone Biles, the Gold Over America Tour is a celebration of powerful female athletes, who represent the sport of gymnastics; leading the way for future gymnasts and female athletes. 

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The team, which consists of star female athletes like Jordan Chiles, MyKayla Skinner, Grace McCallum, Jade Carey, Laurie Hernandez, Katelyn Ohashi, Nia Dennis, Morgan Hurd, Ellie Black, Chellsie Memmel, Shilese Jones and Melanié Johanna de Jesus dos Santos are touring all over America, celebrating the sport and showing their best of skills. 

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Simone Biles of Team United States competes on vault during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The tour which began on September 25, will continue till November, covering cities like San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago, West Valley, Denver, Houston, and many others. On September 25, the tours for San Antonio and Oklahoma were canceled leaving fans visibly upset. Some even Tweeted tagging Simone Biles, about how disappointed they were. 

Biles tweeted back about how she herself got to know about it very late, and that she was very sorry to hear the news. However, she wished the fans didn’t start attacking her immediately.

Many fans also came to her defense, asking her to ignore the hateful comments and requesting other people to use social media for spreading kindness. 

Simone Biles Shocked and Inspired the World at the Same Time

Earlier this year, during the Tokyo Olympics 2021, Simone Biles shocked the world by pulling out of the Gymnastics individual all-around final. However, she also inspired thousands around the world by prioritizing her mental health, displaying courage and strength. 

She also discussed the role of therapy, saying how much it has helped her and how important it is. 

Whenever you get in high-stress situations, you kind of freak out and don’t know really know how to handle all of those emotions especially at the Olympic Games.

USA’s Simone Biles in the Women’s Balance Beam Final at Ariake Gymnastic Centre on the eleventh day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Tuesday August 3, 2021. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Simone Biles was the first gymnast since 1992 to qualify for all 6 women’s events. She further confessed she was under a lot of pressure and felt like the weight of the world was on her shoulders. 

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However, she went ahead to win a bronze medal for her country while competing in the women’s balance beam final, making it her 7th Olympic medal.

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