Italian Gymnast's Disturbing Racist Remarks: "I need to paint my skin black to win a medal now"
gymnast, Carlotta Ferlito, was upset after the Event Final for beam
where she placed 5th and fellow Italian Vanessa Ferrari placed 4th.
American All Around Winner Simone Biles managed to snag the bronze
medal, and it infuriated the Italian gymnast.
The Italian gymnast
claims that the judges penalized Italy due to their own preferences,
and that the people who medaled (Mustafina 1st, Kyla Ross 2nd, and
Simone, 3rd) did not deserve to be there.When the Italian
media asked her about the AA final, which Simone Biles won and Gabby
Douglas won the year before, she says "Next time, me and Vanessa will
paint our skin black to win."
This interview was released
yesterday and hasn't received any attention from the English media, but I
hope it does now that it has been translated.