Italian gymnast upset with 5th place finish; Fires off racist remark
Italian gymnast, Carlotta Ferlito, was upset after she placed 5th at the 2013 World Championships. Ferlito flew off the handle after she competed on the beam, her final event. American All Around Winner Simone Biles managed to snag the bronze medal, and it infuriated the Italian gymnast.
When asked about her 5th place finish, Carlotta answered, “Next time, me and Vanessa would paint their skin black to win.”
American Simone Biles won this year and last years Olympic champion Gabby Douglas won the year before.
What do you think about Carlotta’s comments? Should gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles be offended. Do you think either of the girls should release a statement?
Written by Sarah on October 7th, 2013 | Tagged as: Popular Culture