Simone Biles is Mental Health #Goals

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Hey, Hollywooders! What’s Good in the ‘Wood?

Earlier this week, we saw P!nk stand up for the Norwegian beach handball team’s choice to wear shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms, offering to pay their fine (which the European Handball Federation decided to donate anyway to a “major international sports foundation which supports equality for women and girls in sports”).

On July 27th, reports started popping up about Simone Biles deciding to pull out from the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The USA Gymnastics Twitter account confirmed the news in a statement, stating that Simone Biles has withdrawn from both the individual and all-team all-around competitions at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics “in order to focus on her mental health.”

USA Gymnastics continues by saying, “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision… Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”

We couldn’t agree more! As much as athletes like Simone Biles entertain us, they’re human too. It’s so important for young athletes to see someone like Simone advocating for themselves, even while under the pressure of a worldwide spotlight.


 
 
 
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Simone Biles fans shower her with support 

While some prominent figures are criticizing her decision, they’re outnumbered by Simone’s supporters from across the globe.

Let’s focus on the good and share some of our favorite tweets from Simone Biles fans:

All of us at Hollywood.com support you, Simone Biles, and anyone putting their mental and physical health first! That’s more important than ANY medal or award.

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