Simone Biles had the perfect response after being told to smile on ‘DWTS’
Things got really real during Monday night’s Dancing With The Stars.
Following a spectacular performance, Dancing with the Stars contestant/Olympic gold medalist/all-around badass Simone Biles was not here for critiques about her smiling—and let the world know about it in a no holds barred comment.
The judges, who begin their remarks below at the 3:15 mark, start by talking about her emotional improvement, compliment her authentic smile—all while critiquing how she her dancing was too precise.
But before hearing the rest of the judges comments, host Tom Bergeron had something to say. “I was waiting for you to smile at some of the compliments—you didn’t,” he said.
“Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals,” she fiercely responded, eliciting a fumbled “OK” from Bergeron, who just got served by an Olympic champion.
“I feel like everyone has their own opinion, clearly, and I feel it’s just how you take it,” Biles told Entertainment Tonight after the show. “I feel like I am trying, I am being honest, but if they don’t see that, I don’t know what more I can do,”she said, explaining she had tears in her eyes. “I almost ran to the bathroom at one point, but I pulled it together.”
People watching at home jumped online to stand behind Biles’ comment.
Even Bergeron knew he should not have gone there. “The question I should have asked (and have of many contestants) was ‘What’s your reaction to the judges comments?'” he tweeted.
Next time, please do. 👏