Now, we all know Nike sponsors a lot of legendary athletes, Simone Biles, being one of them. The indomitable gymnast, who recently became the first Black woman to win five all-around titles, was neither impressed nor pleased by Bono’s swipe at Nike. Biles tweeted in response, “It’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.”
Bono, who is also a former Republican congresswoman, later apologized for the tweet, saying, “This doesn’t reflect how I will approach my position at USA Gymnastics.”
It’s always so interesting to me how people react when they get caught. It is also noting that Bono never apologized, so much as she said that she “regrets” the post. And I’m sure she does as it comes on the heels of what should have been a great day for her.
I regret the post and respect everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them. This doesn’t reflect how I will approach my position @USAGym I will do everything I can to help build, w/ the community, an open, safe & positive environment.— Mary Bono (@MaryBonoUSA) October 14, 2018