Exit Sha-Carri – Athlete fails drug test, gets struck off Olympic team and homophobic tweets unearthed

Exit Sha-Carri – Athlete fails drug test, gets struck off Olympic team and homophobic tweets unearthed
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Well that didn’t last long! No sooner were we singing Sha-Carri Richardson’s arrival on the scene as a queer athletic disrupter when suddenly the (very short) party’s pretty much over.

 

We are certainly not one to either wish cancellation on anyone or revel in it when it happens, but it’s all just a bit of a disappointment, worthy of 2020 in fact. After apparently getting blindsided by a reporter’s question about the death of her birth mother, the athlete smoked some weed and then failed a drug test meaning she was dropped from the US Olympic team. 

 

Then, a cursory look back at her tweets from THIS YEAR that she had written in March, when Lil Nas X came out with Montero (Call Me By Your Name) and the ensuing furore, ‘If your [sic] support Lil Nas X. you can unfollow me.’ Everyone’s entitled to their musical opinion but homophobic tweets from when she was 15 also ‘resurfaced’ as well as being accused of being a Chris Brown apologist.

 

It’s shaky ground to go plumbing the depths of someone’s twitter, especially when they were young and stupid but it seems she’s also uber-religious, hence her dislike of Lil Nas X. To be honest the no marijuana rule seems a bit much but for us, but no sooner had we gained a new queer icon, we lost her! None of which she asked for anyway or probably even gives a shit about when’s just lost her place at the Olympics. 

 

 

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