Five-time gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast Simone Biles (pictured) recently tweeted her disdain over an inappropriate banner, which hung from the window of a fraternity house on the University of Michigan’s campus.
“Unbelievable…..this is the type of stuff that makes me sick to my stomach. I hope the school is taking the proper measurements in investigating this,” Biles posted Saturday (November 18) after seeing the outrage the fraternity’s banner caused.
The University of Michigan’s Psi Upsilon Fraternity hung the banner during a regular season game this past weekend against its in-state rival Michigan State University football team. Biles retweeted the post of a young female Twitter user who goes by KirstenLovely1.
“Things that are okay: fun school rivalries. Things that are not okay: using survivors as a punchline for your school rivalry,” Kirsten wrote in a caption for a photo of the disgusting banner.
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Dr. Larry Nassar is the pathetic excuse for a man referenced in this sick prank played by the Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Nasser was formerly an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University. He was also formerly a doctor for the USA Gymnastics national team.
In December 2017 and in January 2018, Nassar was sentenced to multiple life sentences in prison by two separate judges. These criminal convictions stemmed from Nassar’s guilt on many felony charges, which linked him to the sexual assaults of scores of young girls.
A spokesman representing the leadership of the university released a statement, which expressed the schools intent to take the action Biles had hoped for in her tweet. The official statement, in part, reads as follows:
“The leadership of the local chapter of Psi Upsilon Fraternity took prompt action to remove the banners Saturday and the university’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life immediately reached out to the chapter president and advisers. The chapter will be pursuing corrective action with those responsible for hanging the banners and those who failed to intervene.” (CNN)
As time has gone on, Biles has started opening up more about her painful experiences as one of Nasser’s victims. The world-class athlete did an interview with actress Privanka Chopra on her web talk show series called If I Could Tell You Just One Thing.
“[I’ve been depressed] and I sleep all the time because its the closest thing to death,” Biles told Chopra in her interview.
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