Got it? Good.
Let’s get one thing straight: just because Simone Biles was adopted, doesn’t mean her mom and dad aren’t her parents. While that seems like it should be obvious, an NBC commentator caused a controversy after saying the opposite.
On Sunday, gymnastics announcer Al Trautwig labeled Simone’s parents by explaining she “was raised by her grandfather and his wife and she calls them mom and dad.”
Um, not ok.
And social media agreed. After a Twitter storm, Al responded with an even worse comment, tweeting “They may be mom and dad but they are NOT her parents.”
After a lot of social media anger and one forced apology later, Simone is finally responding to Al’s comments:
“My parents are my parents and that’s it.”
Need any more clarification, Al? That’s what we thought.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.