Simone Biles is speaking out about hitting back at the judges on Dancing with the Stars with a remark that some fans claimed was “rude.”
As DWTS fans saw during the May 8 episode, Biles didn’t look too pleased after getting feedback from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli for her trio dance and failed to smile after hearing their responses, instead issuing a pretty serious clap back.
When asked by host Tom Bergeron why she wasn’t smiling after receiving comments from Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann, in particular, Biles instead issued the pretty stone-faced reply, “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.”
Simone’s comments gained a whole lot of reaction from viewers online, both positive and negative, and now she’s clarifying her pretty stern clap back and revealing why she decided to make the remark about her gold medals in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight following the latest installment of the ABC dancing show.
“I feel like everyone has their own opinion, clearly, and I feel it’s just how you take it,” Biles said when asked why the made the comment after receiving a score of 36 out of 40 for her trio dance during the most recent episode of DWTS.
“I feel like I am trying,” Biles continued of how she’s giving everything she can to Dancing with the Stars this season after Carrie Ann claimed she didn’t feel Simone was conveying “authenticity” while on the dancefloor with professional partner Sasha Farber because she was smiling too much. “I am being honest, but if they don’t see that, I don’t know what more I can do.”
Simone then got even more candid about the criticism she’s receiving from the DWTS judges and admitted that the comments she’s been getting from Carrie Ann, Len, Julianne and Bruno almost left her in tears.
“I had tears in my eyes. I almost ran to the bathroom at one point, but I pulled it together,” Simone said of how she reacted to the comments before telling the outlet that she feels like she has to read the judges’ minds to know what she has to do to impress them on Dancing with the Stars.[Featured Image by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Taste Of The NFL]