Lolo Jones tweets insensitive message to paralyzed football player

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 6 years ago '06        #1
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Lolo Jones tweets insensitive message to paralyzed football player
 

 
American hurdler Lolo Jones received an unusual, lighthearted request on her Twitter page recently. "Want to race me," read the note from Eric LeGrand, the inspirational Rutgers football player who was paralyzed in a 2010 game.

Jones had never heard of LeGrand or looked at his avatar, which features a picture of him sitting in a wheelchair, and wrote back, "get checked for a concussion. clearly u've been hit in the head... cos u arent beating a track athlete."

Olympian Lolo Jones basically just talked smack to a man in a wheelchair.

It was that sort of quick-trigger, unfunny messaging that got Lolo into hot water the last time she sent a thoughtless tweet.

Back in July, Lolo suggested Americans would start performing better at the Olympics when "da Gun shootin competition" started. That tweet came eight days after one of the worst gun massacres in United States history at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Neither tweet was, by itself, intentionally insensitive. Lolo didn't know LeGrand was paralyzed, nor is it fair to think she was talking about a crazed gunman winning medals in "da Gun shootin competition."

It was the the timing, reaction and the lack of awareness of one's surroundings that made them cringe-worthy tweets. Lolo doing little to put out her fires didn't help the cause either. Rather than saying something politically correct like "I'm sorry for the victims of the shooting and didn't intend any reference," she went on the defensive and acted like everyone else was wrong for making a.ssumptions about her tweet. Perception meant nothing.

It's the same thing with LeGrand. When Lolo found out LeGrand is a quadrapalegic, her first instinct was to whine about how much hate mail she was going to get for the tweet. There were no public apologies forthcoming. It took a personal message from LeGrand to start communication. He said he didn't take anything personal and understands.

"Thx, Lolo wrote back. "Getting trashed by tons of ppl glad ur not one of em."


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 Lolo Jones tweets insensitive message to paralyzed football player | The Journal News | LoHud.com | lohud.com

imageimage wasnt this the same bi-ch complaining that ppl were trashing her for not medaling?

108 comments for "Lolo Jones tweets insensitive message to paralyzed football player"

 6 years ago '10        #2
lboog1423 298 heat pts298
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this chick is crazy
 6 years ago '07        #3
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Nas better step away from this chick or else the L's will start up again. She has issues.....its like she can never own up to her mistakes, she is never wrong.
 6 years ago '06        #4
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 wtr1906 said:
Nas better step away from this chick or else the L's will start up again. She has issues.....its like she can never own up to her mistakes, she is never wrong.
yea basically, she always acts like the victim, even she was the one full of sh*t, and honestly the way she reacted to his joke tweet was pretty smug and arrogant even if he wasnt paralyzed
 6 years ago '10        #5
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 wtr1906 said:
Nas better step away from this chick or else the L's will start up again. She has issues.....its like she can never own up to her mistakes, she is never wrong.
exactly, she only thinks of herself. All she had to do was say sorry, but instead she made it about her "Getting trashed by tons of ppl glad ur not one of em".

this n*gga is in a fkn wheelchair for taking a hit, the exact same sh*t she just joked about. Its like she is blind or some sh*t


im mean id still smash no question, but id have to smash wit the :ohhellnonas: face
 6 years ago '08        #6
Illuminati 248 heat pts248
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She's on hgh look at the size of this creatures jaw
 6 years ago '12        #7
MischiefTooReal 141 heat pts141
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Wow, what a bi*ch. Doesn't matter if she heard of dude or not. I mean dude is in a wheelchair, obviously dude was joking.



She's still bitter from 2008 and 2012 w/ her no medal having a.ss.



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 6 years ago '08        #8
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 nightmare said:
yea basically, she always acts like the victim, even she was the one full of sh*t, and honestly the way she reacted to his joke tweet was pretty smug and arrogant even if he wasnt paralyzed
same thing I was thinking, either way she came off as a total bi*ch
 6 years ago '10        #9
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Overrated loser bi*ch...
 6 years ago '07        #10
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 wtr1906 said:
Nas better step away from this chick or else the L's will start up again. She has issues.....its like she can never own up to her mistakes, she is never wrong.
so wait...nas is trying to get at lolo?
 6 years ago '07        #11
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This bi*ch is so full of herself. Regardless of him being paralyzed, to respond to him like that was cold as fu*k. She's smug as hell for someone with no olympic medals.
 6 years ago '07        #12
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 JamcnPrettyboy said:
This bi*ch is so full of herself. Regardless of him being paralyzed, to respond to him like that was cold as fu*k. She's smug as hell for someone with no olympic medals.
gotta agree with this
 6 years ago '05        #13
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 KiddMischief said:
Wow, what a bi*ch. Doesn't matter if she heard of dude or not. I mean dude is in a wheelchair, obviously dude was joking.



She's still bitter from 2008 and 2012 w/ her no medal having a.ss.



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its not obvious if she never heard of dude...so of course that matters
 6 years ago '08        #14
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fu*k twitter....she had no clue who dude is yet she bout to get raked over the coal for talkn sh*t to basically a n*gga with a computer...who just happenes to be paralyzed.
 6 years ago '12        #15
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 StateProperty88 said:
its not obvious if she never heard of dude...so of course that matters
It doesn't matter if she heard of dude or not. Not a smart comment to make to anyone who's disabled. His avatar on twitter clearly shows he's in a wheelchair.



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 6 years ago '07        #16
Pistol Peter 33 heat pts33
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she also made light of the concussion headlines that have been popular in football the last year because she knew he was a football player
 6 years ago '09        #17
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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I can't fault her on this one. She gets so many tweets a day I'm sure and probably didnt realize what dudes situation was. Her twitter account compared to the ones of regular people is vastly different. While some of you can look at specific tweets and avys she gets thousands a second and can't do that right away.

Oh yeah, let's stop with the check his avy pic first bi*ch comments because everybody on the net uses their real pic on their avy. I am not one to usually defend this chick but I understand her on this one.
 6 years ago '04        #18
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Lolo Jones stay losing
 6 years ago '10        #19
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 StateProperty88 said:
its not obvious if she never heard of dude...so of course that matters
that wasnt the part i had an issue wit. I can understand that part bc she didnt know him, but once she became aware instead of apologizing she made it about herself and played the victim role.
 6 years ago '05        #20
StateProperty88 34 heat pts34
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 KiddMischief said:
It doesn't matter if she heard of dude or not. Not a smart comment to make to anyone who's disabled. His avatar on twitter clearly shows he's in a wheelchair.



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but she didnt know he was disabled , that clearly matters
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