Piers Morgan always has something to say. He tells a primary school girl to dress like a tart in order to win a talent show. What happened to the childhood innocence of performing a song with your hair in a ponytail?
He’s campaigning to have vaccine-wary people marginalised by trying to persuade the government to bring out a rule that all the non-vaccinated population are to be refused NHS medical treatment. Are smokers and substance abusers prevented from entering hospitals or surgeries because they willingly pump their bodies with poison?
And now this week, he’s spewing his evil opinions about super-gymnast, Simone Biles.
She bowed out of the Tokyo Olympic gymnastic team owing to a desire to protect her mental wellbeing. This was linked to her wisely recognising that she was at risk of physical injury because a sudden loss of concentration in the air, can result in the body landing badly; breaking a limb or even the neck.
Every sport is as mental as it is physical and in gymnastics, skiing, skateboarding and ice-skating, an athlete can suddenly lose their sense of awareness while moving rapidly through the air. Simone knew it was dangerous because while performing somersaults, she began to have split-second blackouts where the brain cannot fathom where the body is, or how to land safely.
Her actions were admirable and brave. Her decision will greatly help other competitors who are going through similar struggles.
Yet this toffee-nosed simpleton who thinks he is the world’s best oracle, is declaring that Simone is being selfish. He says she is letting her team down. He once interviewed her and claimed that she had an inflated ego. He has decided that the multi-award-winning gymnast quit because that same ego couldn’t bear the thought that she’d made a mistake during her vault exercise.
The only one who has an massive ego is Mr. Morgan. He thinks that all his perverse judgements are correct and that it is okay to blurt them out, even if they cause emotional pain.
Simone knows all about emotional pain. After going through fostering as a child, she was then sexually abused by her coach, along with 300 other children. The monster she trusted was imprisoned and instead of wallowing in self-pity, the industrious girl picked herself up and trained ridiculously hard. While Piers was snoring loudly, she was in the gym at 5am, risking fatal injuries in order to become the world’s best gymnast – many times.
She has done her country proud and most of all, she has done herself proud. Having the wisdom to step back and walk away is nothing to be ashamed of.
When we continue to give foolish newspaper journalists a public voice, more anxiety sufferers are going to be misunderstood and mocked.
Go on Mr. Daily Mail, you try flipping your body towards the ceiling at top speed and see if your head doesn’t get an attack of ‘the twisties’.
One day this silly man may well find himself struggling with anxiety himself, because he’ll wake up and realise he has no real friends.
Having a top position with a popular tabloid doesn’t give that person the right to tear people down at every opportunity. Having a plummy accent doesn’t make what comes out of the mouth, worthy of listening to.
The amazing gymnast is not the only one experiencing ‘the twisties’. Piers Morgan has it also, but in his case, it appears to be permanent.
What a shame that some people waste their life dragging others through the mud and talking utter trash!
At least Simone Biles has not wasted hers.