Lolo Jones was originally in the news for telling everyone that she was a virgin at the age of 29. Now, she’s in the news for something a bit less flattering.
Jones is being attacked for tweeting a remark that could be deemed insensitive after the recent shooting deaths in Aurora, Colorado.
“USA Men’s Archery lost the gold medal to Italy but that’s ok, we are Americans… When’s da Gun shooting competition?” She tweeted.
Of course, the tweeting world went crazy, since some people felt that Jones’ comments were uncalled for after the nation had just endured one of the most notorious massacres in the last 100 years. Right now, the nation’s tolerance for gun violence has gotten much lower.
“Yikes, you’re probably gonna get some not-so-nice responses to that last tweet…” one fan said to Jones right after the Tweet.
Jones then defended herself by saying, “sorry u guys only think of violence but I think of all the hunting I do w southerners in da south. Its impressive.”
Greek track athlete Voula Papachristou was banned from the games for making a tweet that many considered racist. She is bitter about being banned, since she says that she had no racist intent with her remarks. Maybe Jones had better be a bit more careful.