Gwen Berry is dealing with new scrutiny after Web sleuths unearthed a slew of controversial tweets from the Olympian — together with some a decade outdated by which the athlete joked about rape.
“I’m about to rape my lunch,” she stated in a single tweet from October 2012. [Shout out] to all of the females that’s gon get drunk, get recked by 4 dudes, then cry rape this weekend,” she added in one other from the identical 12 months.
The tweets would have been posted lengthy earlier than Berry’s Olympic profession and when she was in her early 20s.
In others postings, Berry mocked and made disparaging feedback about Asians, Mexican and white folks.
“Mexicans simply don’t care about ppl,” she stated in Nov. 2012.
“Simply noticed this gurl carrying heels with white socks!! What the Hell..#chineseppl all the time attempt to begin new traits..smh..ggguuurrrllll.” she stated a 12 months earlier. “This lil white boy being unhealthy as hell!! I’d smack his ass then stomp him!! Smh #whitepplKids hella disrespectful,” she stated that very same 12 months.
Berry has moved to delete at the very least a number of the postings after they have been first unearthed.
Berry, 32, is a monitor and subject athlete with a particular expertise for hammer throw. She made nationwide headlines after qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics however pointedly turning away from the US flag because the Nationwide Anthem was performed. Berry believes the track is “disrespectful” to black Individuals.
She’s received gold medals at each the 2019 Pan American Video games in Lima and the 2014 Pan American Sports activities Pageant in Mexico Metropolis.