First Bong Hits, and now the “F” word; it seems that olympic swimmers just can’t catch a break.
Three time Olympic Gold Medal winner, Stephanie Rice, just lost her sponsorship from Jaguar because of this tweet:
“Suck on that f–gots,”
which she made after Australia’s rugby union team, the Wallabies, defeated South Africa’s Springboks on Saturday.
Stephanie went on to clarify and apologize, saying ” I made a comment on Twitter on Saturday night in the excitement of the moment. I did not mean to cause offence and I apologize.”
But the damage was done.
I guess this is just a lesson to those who don’t think that their words matter. We’ve all probably said things that weren’t meant to be offensive; and I will be the first to say how much I hate being politically correct, but you have to take responsibility for the way you make people feel.
Do I think that Stephanie Rice hates gay people? No. Do I think she was freaking stupid for posting that tweet? Yes. That’s a very costly lesson, Stephanie.
What do you think?